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Bunker Hill medal

Object Number: 
INV.3291
Date: 
1877
Medium: 
Aluminum
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Struck aluminum medal with obverse showing obelisk emitting rays of light with legend: "CENTENNIAL OF THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL/JUNE 17. 1775 JUNE 17. 1876." Reverse with central motif of militry belt with enclosed initials "NG" and legend: "PRO PATRIA ET GLORIA" surrounded by legend in larger letters: "TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF THE TO BOSTON JUNE 17.1875/7TH Regt.Nat.Guard/State of N.Y." Hole punched at center top.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group