Daniel Webster Commemorative Medal

Daniel Webster Commemorative Medal
Daniel Webster Commemorative Medal
Title
Daniel Webster Commemorative Medal
Date 
1852 or later
Medium 
Bronze; wood, leather, silk, paper
Dimensions 
case: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 15/16 in. ( 10.8 x 10.8 x 2.4 cm ) diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting nude male bust facing right with legend: "DANIEL WEBSTER." Reverse bears commemorative column at center, surmounted by globe, with inscription at the base: "I STILL LIVE"; buildings in backgroun on either side; legend around field: "LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE"; all surrounded by laurel wreath with shield at the bow point. Medal is inset into square black fitted leather case with red silk velvet interior.
Credit Line 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Object Number 
1944.341
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower center of field: "C.C.WRIGHT. D&P." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at left: "MEADE. BROS. DAG:" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at right: "F.W.GREEN. PUB:" Inscription: case cover, embossed in gold: "WEBSTER"
Gallery Label 
Daniel Webster (1782-1852), statesman, lawyer, and orator, was his era's foremost advocate of American nationalism.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group