St. John’s Choir Trial Medal

Description (Brief)
This trial medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the 1860s. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals. This trial medal is made from rubber.
Obverse: Image of a religious figure, possibly St. John, standing between two pillars and holding a book and pen. The legend reads: ST. JOHN'S CHOIR WATERBURY CONN./ ALLELUIA.
Currently not on view
overall: 4.9 cm; 1 15/16 in
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National Museum of American History


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