Medal: Sesquicentennial of West Point
Gilt bronze; paper, cloth
case: 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 7.9 x 7.9 x 1.6 cm )
diameter: 2 15/16 in. ( 7.4 cm )
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing American eagle atop shield with crossed helmet and sword; legend: "WEST POINT/DUTY HONOR COUNTRY"; inscription on scroll: "DUTY/HONOR/COUNTRY/WEST POINT/MDCCCII/USM." Reverse shows sword superimposed upon burning torch crowned with laurel wreath; legend: "UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY/SESQUICENTENNIAL" and inscription: "1802/1952." Cream-colored square cardboard case.
Gift of R.W.G. Vail
inscription: reverse, lower center: ".L.G.F. .SC."
inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y. bronze"
inscription: lid of case, in pencil: "West Point/MEDAL."
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