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Major General Zachary Taylor Military Medal

Object Number: 
1211
Date: 
1848-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Zachary Taylor facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR." Reverse bears inscription within oak wreath: "RESOLUTION/OF/CONGRESS/MARCH 2ND 1847/MONTEREY/SEPTEMBER 1846."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group