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Governor Isaac Shelby Military Medal

Object Number: 
After 1840
Copper-plated lead
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue, at center: "FURST. F."
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Isaac Shelby military medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Shelby facing right with legend: "GOVERNOR ISAAC SHELBY." Reverse shows battle scene with legend above: "BATTLE OF THE THAMES. OCTO. 5. 1813."; inscription in exergue: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS/APRIL 4. 1818."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group