Major General Ulysses S.Grant Military Medallion

Major General Ulysses S.Grant Military Medallion
Major General Ulysses S.Grant Military Medallion
Title
Major General Ulysses S.Grant Military Medallion
Date 
1865
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 4 in. ( 10.1 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing uniformed bust of Ulysses Grant facing left with surrounding legend: "MAJOR GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT./JOINT RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS/DECEMBER 17. 1863."; all within ornate border of flower, fruit, wheat, laurel and oak, interspersed with thirteen stars. Reverse depicts allegorical vignette of Commerce, holding shield and cornucopia, with eagle grasping cloth at left, and looking down on two views, one labelled "VICKSBURG" to left and "CHATTANOOGA" to right and separated by trophies of war surmounted by Liberty cap; all is surrounded by border representing, as labelled, the "MISSISSIPPI RIVER" with four steamboats; thirteen stars within line border.
Object Number 
1947.331
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "ANTROBUS. D." Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "PAQUET.F."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group