The Circle of Friends of the Medallion 5th Issue

Object Number: 
INV.5448
Date: 
1911
Medium: 
Bronze; paper, cardboard, cloth
Dimensions: 
case: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 9/16 in. ( 21.6 x 14 x 1.4 cm ) Overall: 3 1/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/4 in. ( 7.7 x 4.7 x 0.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right corner of field: "J.E.ROINE" Inscription: reverse, at lower right corner, in exergue: "J.E. ROINE" Inscription: edge, lower center: "J.K.DAVISON/PHILA." Inscription: case, inside cover, upper right corner, in graphi
Description: 
Bronze die-struck plaquette with rounded upper edge; obverse depicts uniformed bust of Marquis de Lafayette facing left, within ornate floral frame; neo-classical pedestal is inscribed: "MARIE.JOSEPH.PAVL/YVES.ROCHE.GILBERT.DVMOTIER/.MARQUIS de LAFAYETTE./MAJOR.GENERAL.IN.THE.SERVICE.OF./THE.UNITED.STATES.OF.AMERICA/AND.NOBLEST.PATRIOT.OF.THE/FRENCH.REBOLVTION." Reverse showing allegorical female figure of Liberty wearing Phrygian cap, with French and American flags and sword; eagle at her feet; landscape with sun and clouds bearing dates "1789" and "1776" in background; inscribed in exergue: "AD . PERPETVAM . REI/MEMORIAM/MCMXI." Medal inset into book-style clothbound presentation case with gold embossed logo with portrait of Pisanello at upper right corner of cover and number "5" at upper section of spine; woodblock-printed bookplate with initials "JMA" pasted inside front cover.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group