Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1947.316
Date: 
1789 or later
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Lafayette facing right with legend: "LE GENERAL LAFAYETTE NE EN 7.bre 1757/COMdt. DE LA C.de NATle/PARISIENNE EN 1789." Reverse is inscribed: "OBJET/TOUR A TOUR/D'IDOLATRIE ET DE HAINE/ON NE SE RAPELLE/AUJOURD'HUY/QUE SES MALHEURS/ET LES SERVICES Q'UIL/A RENDUS A LA LIBERTE/DES DEUX/MONDES."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group