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Major General Alexander Macomb Military Medal

Object Number: 
1929.138
Date: 
1824-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "FURST F." inscription: reverse, below exergual line, at center: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal, with obverse showing uniformed bust of Alexander Macomb facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL ALEXANDER MACOMB." Reverse shows a battle scene with legend: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 3. 1814."; inscription below exergual line: "BATTLE OF PLATTSBURGH/SEPT.11.1814."
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group