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George Washington Sansom Medal

Object Number: 
1947.308
Date: 
1859-1870's
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "R."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Washington facing right: "G.WASHINGTON/PRES. UNIT. STA." Reverse depicts pedestal draped in American flag with crossed sword and fasces bound by laurel wreath: "COMMISS. RESIGNED: PRESIDENCY RELINQ."; date in exergue: "1797."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group