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Chester A. Arthur Presidential Medal

Object Number: 
1966.125
Date: 
1883 or later
Medium: 
Gilt bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "C.E. BARBER F."
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Chester Arthur facing right with legend: "CHESTER A. ARTHUR." Reverse contains inscription at center surrounded by open laurel wreath: "INAUGURATED/SEPTEMBER 20/1881"; legend within line border: "PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES."
Credit Line: 
Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group