James Buchanan Indian Peace Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3403
Date: 
1859-1862
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "S.ELLIS SC." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "J.WILLSON"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of James Buchanan facing right with legend: "JAMES BUCHANAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES"; date below bust, at center: "1857." Reverse depicts standing figures of settler and Native American before American flag; landscape in background; scroll with inscription above: "LABOR VIRTUE HONOR."
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Creative: Tronvig Group