Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

The University of Kansas medal
  • Elden C. Tefft
    born: Hartford, Kansas, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • The University of Kansas medal, 1951
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 6.3 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1955.0026

Recto: Bust of man with long sideburns, wearing a coat and tie. He has his arms crossed. Text above and below image.

Verso: Greek man at CL wearing draping garment and holding staff with snake wrapped around (Rod of Asclepius), a symbol associated with medicine. Text from top to bottom.