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Baker 19 - 1792 Washington Heraldic - Eye Candy

LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

Images Courtesy of ANS - Sponsored By - Sydney F. Martin and Roger S. Siboni

Description Per the ANS Catalog:

OBV: WASHINGTON PRESIDENT./ 1792 - Nude,diademed "Roman head" of G. Washington r.

REV: CENT - Ridiculous-looking heraldic eagle displayed, hd. l., wings spread, with olive branch in r. talon and bundle of arrows in l.; to l. and r. of head, three stars.

I sized down the originals images which combined were 35+mb and 6000x3000.

Special mention: Leaflet (research and comment outside this thread please)

Music while working on S-79 Cent images and combing the ANS archives; Hans Zimmer - Chevaliers De Sangreal

Enjoy :)

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did a search and thin pcgs article came up on Baker medals.

    https://www.pcgs.com/news/washington-medals-from-historic-pennsylvania-collection

    Washingtonia, or the study and pursuit of relics relating to first United States President George Washington, encompasses a broad range of memorabilia, including medals honoring the famous Founding Father and Revolutionary War general. Among the most prolific of all Washingtonia collectors was William Spohn Baker, a legendary 19th-century numismatist who wrote a seminal 1885 volume titled Medallic Portraits of Washington. Perhaps no better an authority on the subject has lived, for Baker had collected thousands of medals and other relics dedicated to Washington, not to mention held a library containing more than 500 books and other print material on his area of study. Weeks after Baker died in 1897 at the age of 73, much of the Philadelphia native’s collection was bequeathed to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (www.hsp.org), including more than 1,000 coins and medals.

    More at link.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    rokkyrokky Posts: 308 ✭✭✭✭

    It’s amazing that with all the talent it took to engrave that portrait of Washington the best he could do on that eagle resulted in that. Can’t fathom why. That is the most ridiculous and ugliest bird I’ve ever seen.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The eagle depicted was done by someone who had never actually seen a real Bald Eagle with wings spread. His imagination served him poorly. Regarding Washington's image... Well, nothing like any other, so perhaps that was artists imagination as well. :s Cheers, RickO

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