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State Department Life Saving Medal

Object Number: 
1240
Date: 
1860-1873
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 5/8 in. ( 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, at lower left of field: "LEUTZE DEL." Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "ELLIS SC."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with national coat of arms and legend around border: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Reverse shows blank scroll above scene of rescue along a shore.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group