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Medal: Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the U.S

Object Number: 
INV.3642
Date: 
1865
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 13/16 in. ( 2.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "LEWIS JOY, NEW YORK"
Description: 
Brass struck medalet with obverse showing clothed bust of Lincoln facing right with legend: "ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES/ASSASSINATED BY THE PLOTTERS OF TREASON APR. 14. 1865." Reverse depicts obelisk with rays of light and stars; legend above: "MARTYR FOR LIBERTY"; inscription below: "A. LINCOLN/APR. 15. 1865."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group