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Louisiana Purchase Exposition Official Souvenir Medal

Object Number: 
1942.297
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Gilt bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/16 in. ( 3.4 cm )
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing accolated clothed busts of Napoleon and Thomas Jefferson facing left with surrounding legend within beaded border: "LOUISIANA.PURCHASE.EXPOSITION/.OFFICIAL.SOUVENIR." Reverse shows geographical map of the United States labelled across center: "LOUISIANA PURCHASE"; inscription above: "1803/1,000,000. SQUARE MILES/$15,000,000."; legend within beaded border: "LOUISIANA TERRITORY/St. LOUIS 1904."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Misses Elizabeth & Katherine Beebe
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group