New York Regiment of Volunteers in Mexico Medal

Object Number: 
INV.5433
Date: 
After 1848
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/16 in. ( 5.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right: "C.C.WRIGHT SC." Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "P.P.DUGGAN DEL." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at left: "C.C.WRIGHT SC."
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse depicting female personification of Liberty with eagle and fruit of abundance at her feet; harbor and cityscape in background; surrounding legend: "VERA CRUZ/CERRO GORDO/CHAPULTEPEC/CHERUBUSCO." Reverse depicts figures of European settler and Indian flanking oval shield with seal of New York, surmounted by eagle; legend: "PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK/TO THE N.Y. REGIMENT OF VOLUNTEERS IN MEXICO/Patrick Fallon [engraved]"; engraved inscription in exergue: "Company A." Circular hanging loop attached at top center.
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Creative: Tronvig Group