Kittanning Destroyed medal

Object Number: 
2010.12.1
Date: 
1759
Medium: 
Pewter with bronze finish
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Description: 
Circular struck pewter medal; Obverse: Arms of the corporation of the city of Philadelphia surrounded by "THE GIFT OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA"; reverse shows Colonel Armstrong directing his men through the stockade surrounding the Delaware village of Kittanning, which is burning in the background; image surrounded by "KITTANNING DESTROYED BY COL. ARMSTRONG." In exergue: "SEPTEMBER . 8 . / 1756."
Credit Line: 
Gift of William Asadorian
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group