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Parsons Family Arms Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3170
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.8 cm )
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing draped bust of George Washington facing left surrounded by laurel wreath; legend: "WASHINGTON THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY." Reverse shows shield containing coat of arms surmounted by head of tiger and flanked by floral sprays; legend: "EDWARD-WILLIS PARSONS/OF FLUSHING, NEW YORK."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group