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Centennial of American Independence "Fit Keystone" Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3169
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, at upper left: "I.F.W./DES." Inscription: reverse, upper right: "G.H.L./FEC."
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing undraped bust of Washington in circular panel surrounded by oak wreath on large keystone, crest of Washington arms above; initials in exergue: "GW"; dates on either side: "1732/1799." Reverse with arch and keystone with legend: "WASHINGTON/FIT KEYSTONE/WHICH SPANS/THE NATION'S CENTURY"; inscription: "IN THE/TRIUMPHAL/ARCH"; dates above on either side: "1776/1876."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group