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James Monroe Indian Peace Medal

Object Number: 
1966.120
Date: 
1860-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing draped bust of James Monroe facing right with legend: "JAMES MONROE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. A.D.1817." Reverse shows clasped hands below crossed peace pipe and tomahawk; legend: "PEACE/AND/FRIENDSHIP."
Credit Line: 
Estate of Henry H. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group