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Liberty and Security Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3174
Date: 
1795
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/16 in. ( 3.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: around edge: "AN ASYLUM FOR THE OPPRESS'D OF ALL NATIONS"
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Washington facing left with legend: "GEORGE WASHINGTON." Reverse shows shield with stars and stripes surmounted by eagle holding olive branch and three arrows; legend above: "LIBERTY AND SECURITY."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group