Major General Alexander Macomb Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.21
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, below exergual line, at lower center: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Alexander Macomb military medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Macomb facing right; surronding legend: "MAJOR GENERAL ALEXANDER MACOMB." Reverse depicts battle sceme at Saranac River and naval battle on Lake Erie with legend above: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 3. 1814."; inscription in exergue: "BATTLE OF PLATTSBURGH/SEPT.11.1814."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group