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Obv: Nude bust of Washington Irving facing left, signed A. I. HENNING N.Y. below the truncation of the shoulder; the whole is on a plain field and surrounded by a raised rim with a plain cove. Rev: WASHINGTON IRVING (curved) / BORN / APRIL 3. 1783. / (ornament) DIED (ornament) / NOVEMBER 28. /...

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Acquired in Newburgh, New York, by an ancestor of the donor, Cornelius C. Vermeule, III; to the MFA, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

after 1859

Object Place

United States


Diameter and weight: 70 mm, 159.8 gm (2 3/4 in., 5.64 oz.)

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Medium or Technique

Base metal or pewter




Numismatics, Medals