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United States Diplomatic Medal

Object Number: 
1169
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, above exergual line, at right: "DUPRE. F." Inscription: obverse, below exergual line: "C.BARBER. 1876."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing allegorical figure of America, in the guise of Native American princess, with accoutrements of commerce and plenty, welcoming Mercury; legend above: "TO PEACE AND COMMERCE."; inscription in exergue: "IV JUL. MDCCLXXVI." Reverse depicts the Great Seal with legend: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group