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Major General Peter B. Porter Military Medal

Object Number: 
1195
Date: 
1824
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 x 2 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing unformed bust of Peter B. Porter facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL PETER B. PORTER." 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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group