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Oath of Allegiance Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1222
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/16 in. ( 3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: below bust truncation, at left: "Paquet"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with nude bust of Washington facing right surrounded by legend: "'THE CONSTITUTION IS SACREDLY OBLIGATORY ON ALL'". Reverse bears inscription at center: "OATH OF ALLEGIANCE/TAKEN BY THE/OFFICERS AND WORKMEN/SEPT.2.1861"; legend: "U.S. MINT" (above) and "JAS. POLLOCK, DIR." (below).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group