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Henry Clay Presidential Campaign Medalet

Object Number: 
1945.99
Date: 
1824-1844
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass struck medalet with obverse showing nude male bust facing right with legend: "HENRY CLAY." Reverse depicts inscription at center surrounded by laurel wreath: "A TARIFF/FOR/PROTECTION."
Gallery Label: 
Henry Clay (1777-1852), American statesman, was secretary of state under John Quincy Adams and an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency in 1824, 1832, and 1844. He was one of the most popular and influential political leaders in American history. His genius in the art of compromise three times resolved bitter political conflicts that threatened to tear the nation apart, winning him the title The Great Pacificator.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group