Friedrich Schiller Commemorative Medal

Description (Brief):

This commemorative medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1805. 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 commemorative medals.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of Friedrich Schiller facing right. Legend reads: FRIED.von SCHILLER.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Two branches wreath the bottom, with a central image of a bell. The legend reads: MORTUOS PLANGO/NATUS 1759/OBIT 1805.

Date Made: ca 1805

Depicted: von Schiller, FriedrichMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

See more items in: Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing, Industry & Manufacturing, Scovill Manufacturing Collection


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1222Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1222

Object Name: medal

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.2 cm; 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1382215

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