Major General Edmund P. Gaines Military Medal

Object Number: 
1202
Date: 
1837-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at center: "FURST.F." inscription: reverse, below exergual inscription: "FURST.F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal, with obverse showing uniformed bust of Edmund P. Gaines facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL EDMUND P. GAINES." Reverse depicts allegorical figure of victory crowning trophies of war labeled "ERIE" on upright cannon; legend: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 3.1814."; inscription below exergual line: "BATTLE OF ERIE/AUG.15.1814."
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Creative: Tronvig Group