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Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3349
Date: 
1855
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "S.ELLIS" Inscription: reverse, below exergual line, at center: "J.WILLSON"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Franklin Pierce facing left with legend: "FRANKLIN PIERCE, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES./1853." Reverse shows settler and Native American standing before an American flag with legend: "LABOR VIRTUE HONOR."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group