In a June 3, 2015 ANS Pocket Change blog post, Matthew Wittmann asks about an enigmatic inscription on a medalet. Suggestions,
With close to a million objects in the American Numismatic Society’s collections, the curatorial team occasionally comes across items
that are mysteries to us. This series will feature some of these objects in the hopes that the collective wisdom of our readers can help us
to identify and learn more about them.
This bronze medalet appears to be a membership or attendance medal for some unknown society. It is not exactly clear to us what activity
the gentlemen on the obverse are engaged in, but they appear to be building a model ship. It measures 25.5 mm in diameter and the reverse
has the legend: C. / O. O. / O’ HOUT / MEI 1916
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MYSTERIES FROM THE VAULT: MEDALET
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