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Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Medal

Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Medal
Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Medal
Title
Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Medal
Date 
1909
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed shoulder-length portrait of Lincoln facing right with dates: "1809", at left, and "1909", at right. Reverse depicts eagle perched on edge of rock with sea wave breaking below; sun rays piercing cloud above; inscription at center left of field: "PRESERVE PROTECT/DEFEND."
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1966.86
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "V.D.Brenner" Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "V.D.Brenner"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group