Marquis de Lafayette Medal

Object Number: 
1947.315
Date: 
1789
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: edge, lower center: "1ARGENT"
Description: 
Silver struck medal, with obverse showing uniformed bust of Lafayette facing right surrounded by legend: "M.P.J.I.R.G. MOTIER M.quis DE LAFAYETTE NE LE 6. SEPT. 1757"; inscription below exergual line: "OFFERT PAR B. DUVIVIER/A LA GARDE NATIONALE." Reverse bears an inscription: "MAJOR GENERAL/DANS LES ARMEES/DES ETAS UNIS D'AMERIQ.e/EN 1777/MARESCHAL DE CAMP,/VICEPRESID.t DEL'ASSEMBLEE/NATIONALE DE 12 JULLIET/COMMANDANT GENERAL/DE LA GARDE NARION.e PARIS.e/LE 15 JULLIET/1789" surrounded by legend: "VENGEUR DE LA LIBERTE DANS LES DEUX MONDES."
Credit Line: 
Gift of James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group