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Medal: Comite Lafayette

Object Number: 
Gilt silver
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "HENRY NOCQ. 1917" Inscription: edge, lower center: "1ARGENT"
Gilt silver struck medal with obverse showing two eighteenth-century officers on horseback, greeting each other; inscription in exergue: "Comite Lafayette." Reverse depicts allegorical figure of Liberty at center, with two standards in her left hand and fasces in right, gazing toward remote battleship approaching harbor; burning pedestal-like altar, ship, and two shields with seals of France and U.S. at right; dates in exergue: "VI FEB MDCCLXXVIII/VI FEB MCMXVIII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group