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Kittanning Destroyed Medal

Object Number: 
ca. 1875
diameter: 1 7/8 in. ( 4.8 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse containing the old coat of arms of Philadelphia within ornate shield; surrounding legend: "THE GIFT OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA." Reverse depicts group of four soldiers with burning log cabin village in background; legend: "KITTANNING DESTROYED BY COLl. ARMSTRONG."; in exergue: "SEPTEMBER.8./1756."
Gallery Label: 
The original medal was engraved by Edward Duffield (1730-1805) of Philadelphia. Original copies in silver, pewter, copper were struck by Joseph Richardson (1711-1784) in 1757. This bronze medal was made from the U.S. Mint copy dies around 1875.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group