Japanese Embassy Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1145
Date: 
After 1861
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "Paquet. F." inscription: reverse, below field, at center: "Paquet. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with clothed bust of James Buchanan facing right with legend: "JAMES BUCHANAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES." Reverse bears an inscription within oak wreath: "IN/COMMEMORATION/OF THE/FIRST EMBASSY FROM/JAPAN/TO THE/UNITED STATES/1860."
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Creative: Tronvig Group