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Major General Peter B. Porter Military Medal

Object Number: 
INV.2675
Date: 
1824
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Peter Porter facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL PETER B. PORTER." Reverse shows standing female allegorical figure of Victory, holding standards inscribed "ERIE," "CHIPPEWA," and "NIAGARA", dictating to the muse of History seated at right; legend: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 3. 1814."; inscription below exergual line: "BATTLES OF CHIPPEWA./JULY 6. 1814./NIAGARA.JULY 25.1814./ERIE. SEP. 17.1814."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group