Medal: Sesquicentennial of West Point

Medal: Sesquicentennial of West Point
Title
Medal: Sesquicentennial of West Point
Date 
1952
Medium 
Gilt bronze; paper, cloth
Dimensions 
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 )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of R.W.G. Vail
Object Number 
1952.102
Marks 
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group