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NYU Hall of Fame Medal Matthew Maury Bronze 76mm by Donald DeLue

 
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The Hall Of Fame For Great Americans At New York University Matthew Fontaine Maury 1806 1873 Science Man Ocean. Bronze 76mm in excellent condition with original box of issue and descriptive pamphlet. Struck in very high relief with diving sperm whale, octopus, sharks and sailing ship. Signed by the artist Donald de Lue sculptor and made by the Medallic Art Company NY and dated 1974. The Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University was begun in 1900 with bronze portrait busts of the honorees lining an open-air colonnade. Beginning in 1962 medals were issued to honor the existing and future inductees. Medals were issued in two sizes: 76mm in Bronze and 44mm in both Bronze and Silver. Ninety four different medals were issued by the Medallic Art Company. The series was discontinued in 1975. This large size bronze format appears to be by far the most popular with collectors.

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