Medals relating to Albany

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Theodosia Burr Alston 1975
Golden bronze

This was the third of the prestigious Brookgreen Gardens member medals, issued in 1975.

The obverse bears bust of Theodosia Burr Alston, l. Above and below, BROOKGREEN / GARDENS; on left, THEODOSIA / BURR / ALSTON; on right, 1783 / 1813 / (RAW monogram)

The reverse bears wreath held on left and right by two winged putte. Above, BORN / IN ALBANY / NEW YORK; below, LOST / AT SEA; inside wreath, MARRIED / TO / JOSEPH ALSTON / IN 1801 / HIS PLANTATION / "THE OAKS" / IS NOW A PART OF / BROOKGREEN / GARDENS

The medal measures 76mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company.