Medal: Lincoln and Hamilton 1861

Object Number: 
INV.3778
Date: 
1861 or later
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/16 in. ( 3.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "F.B. SMITH F."
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing double bust-length portrait of Lincoln and Hamlin, facing left, surrounded by palm wreath; legend: "LINCOLN &/HAMLIN." Reverse is inscribed: "THE FALL OF SUMTER/WILL BE AVENGED,/THE REBELLION CRUSHED/AND THE/HONOR AND INTEGRITY/OF THE/UNITED STATES,/SHALL BE/MAINTAINED./1861."; surrounding legend: "WE WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE CONSITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ANY STATE."
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Creative: Tronvig Group