Brigadier General Eleazer W. Ripley Military Medal

Brigadier General Eleazer W. Ripley Military Medal
Title
Brigadier General Eleazer W. Ripley Military Medal
Date 
1880-1890
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Eleazer Ripley facing right with legend: "BRIG. GENERAL ELEAZER W. RIPLEY." Reverse shows standing female allegorical figure of Victory, holding standards inscribed "ERIE," "CHIPPEWA," and "NIAGARA", dictating to the muse of History seated at right; legend: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 3. 1814."; inscription below exergual line: "BATTLES OF CHIPPEWA./JULY 6. 1814./NIAGARA.JULY 25.1814./ERIE. SEP. 17.1814."
Object Number 
INV.2686
Marks 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue: "FURST. F."
Gallery Label 
This medal is referred to as "muling" or "hybrid" because it was made with two dies that originally were not intended to be used together. This "hybridization" of dies was practiced by the U.S. Mint in the period from 1880 to 1890.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group