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Medal

Object Number: 
1923.67
Date: 
ca. 1848
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/16 in. ( 5.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below exergual line, at left: "P.P. DUGGAN DEL." inscription: obverse, below exergual line, at right: "C.C.WRIGHT SC." inscription: reverse, below exergual line, at left: "C.C.WRIGHT SC."
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing an allegorical female figure of Liberty with American eagle, maritime and urban landscape in the background; legend: "CHERUBISCO/VERA CRUZ/CERRO GORDO/CHAPULTEPEC." Reverse shows a naval officer and a Native American flanking the seal of New York with American eagle atop; legend: "PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK/TO THE N.Y. REGIMENT OF VOLUNTEERS IN MEXICO."
Gallery Label: 

The medal was formery the property of George H. Purser (1810-1889), grandfather of the donor and alderman of the 4th Ward during the Mexican War.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Geoffrey Stegmann
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group