COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK MEDALS
1875 Claflin Prize for Excellence in Greek
Gold, 34.5mm, with original case
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The Claflin Prize was established in 1871 by John Claflin, a prominent New York merchant and alumnus of the college. Two gold medals were awarded annually - one to a Senior with the best exam in Greek and one to a Junior with the best exam in Latin. Silver medals were awarded to the Freshmen with the greatest profiency in Greek and Latin.
1884 Cromwell Medal for Excellence in History
1877 Cromwell Medal for Excellence in History
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The Cromwell Medal was established in 1850 by Mr. Charles Cromwell, a New York City merchant. It was awarded annually for excellence in history and belles lettres. A Silver medal was added in 1856 for second best.