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This medal's obverse bears Mercury at left, cornucopia at his feet, gazing upon industrious scene with modern jet, ship, and bales and barrels. Around, 125TH ANNIVERSARY S.E.L. MADURO & SONS, INC. - 1837 - CURACAO · N · A · ~ 1962
The reverse bears front facing bust of founder before seascape with anchor to his left and dolphin to his right. Around, S · E · L · MADURO FOUNDER - · 24TH JANUARY 1837 ·
The company was established by Salomon Elias Levy Maduro in 1837. He started his own ship's agency and bunkering services company in the port of Curacao. During the years that followed his sons joined him in the business. Under the name of S.E.L. Maduro & Sons it evolved into a holding company with interests in real estate, travel and leisure activities, and a variety of services related to the shipping and transportation industry.
This medal is a reprise of a 1937 medal, also designed by Ruotolo, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of S.E.L. Maduro.
The circular medal measures 76.3mm in diameter and was struck in bronze by the Medallic Art Company of New York. No mintage is reported.
References: MACo 1961-079