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Marquis de Lafayette Medal

Marquis de Lafayette Medal
Marquis de Lafayette Medal
Title
Marquis de Lafayette Medal
Date 
ca. 1789 or later
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Description 
Bronze 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 Alan R. Hawley
Object Number 
1935.19a
Marks 
inscriptions: edge, lower center: "BRONZE"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group