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Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1947.314
Date: 
1824 or later
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 7/8 in. ( 4.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation: ".1824." Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "CAUNOIS FRENCH."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Lafayette facing right with legend: "GENERAL LAFAYETTE." Reverse bears inscription within oak wreath: "THE DEFENDER/OF AMERICAN AND/FRENCH LIBERTY/1777 - 1824./BORN IN CHAVANIAC,/THE 6 SEPTEMBER,/1757."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group