Major General Jacob Brown Military Medal
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue: "FURST. F."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Jacob Brown facing right with surrounding legend: "MAJOR GENERAL JACOB BROWN." Reverse shows winged allegorical figure of Victory holding standards inscribed "ERIE," "CHIPPEWA," and "NIAGARA" and dictating to muse of History seated at right; legend: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 3. 1814."; inscription below exergual line: "BATTLES OF CHIPPEWA./JULY 5. 1814./NIAGARA JULY 25. 1814./ERIE. SEP.17. 1814."
The reverse of this medal is not original to the piece; however, it refers to the same events that the medal commemorates. Such examples were issued by the Mint in the late nineteenth century on collectors' requests or for sale.
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