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Castorland medal

Object Number: 
INV.10686
Date: 
1796 or later
Medium: 
Bronze; paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/8 in. ( 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below truncation, at right: "DUV" Inscription: reverse, below exergual line: "D.V." Inscription: edge, at lower center: "BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing draped female head (Cybele) facing left, crowned with tiara and laurel wreath; surrounding legend: "FRANCO-AMERICANA COLONIA"; inscription in exergue: "CASTOR LAND/1796." Reverse shows allegorical female figure of abundance holding cornucopia with stack of wheat at left and tree at right; image of lion in exergue; with legend: "SALVE MAGNA PARENS FRUGUM".
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group