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Massachusetts Tercentary Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
Gilt copper
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Gilt copper struck medal with obverse showing shield containing figure of Native American, surrounded by scroll inscribed: "ENSE PETIT PLACIDAM/SVR LIBERTATE OVIETEM" and surmounted by arm holding sword; fish below flanked by dates: "1630" and "1930"; legend above: "TERCENTENARY SOUVENIR." Reverse depicts sailing ship with superimposed medallion containing male bust portrait beneath flanked by dates: "1630" and "1930"; legend above: "MASSACHUSETTS TERCENTENARY."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Margaret Lippencott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group