Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Medal

Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Medal
Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Medal
Title
Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Medal
Date 
1824 or later
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 7/8 in. ( 4.7 cm )
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
Object Number 
1947.314
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation: ".1824." Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "CAUNOIS FRENCH."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group