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William Pitt Medal

Object Number: 
1947.321
Date: 
ca. 1766
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of William Pitt with legend: "GVLIELMVS PITT". Reverse bears inscription: "THE MAN/WHO . HAVING/SAVED THE/PARENT . PLEADED/WITH SUCCESS/FOR HER/CHILDREN."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group