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James K. Polk Indian Peace Medal

James K. Polk Indian Peace Medal
James K. Polk Indian Peace Medal
Title
James K. Polk Indian Peace Medal
Date 
1846
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing draped bust of James Polk facing left with legend: "JAMES K POLK PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES./1845". Reverse bears legend: "PEACE/AND/FRIENDSHIP" with clasped hands below crossed peace pipe and tomahawk.
Object Number 
1140
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group