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Major General Zachary Taylor Military Medallion

Object Number: 
INV.3514
Date: 
1849
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 7/16 in. ( 8.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "C.C.WRIGHT. F." inscription: obverse, lower center: "S.ELLIS.DEL." inscription: reverse, lower left: "F.A.SMITH DEL." inscription: reverse, lower right: "C.C. WRIGHT SCULP:"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with nude bust of Zachary Taylor facing right, with branches of oak and laurel beneath; legend: "MAJOR GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR/RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS: MAY 9.1848." Reverse shows elaborate battle scene above sprays of cactus and oak, encircled by two serpents; legend: "BUENA VISTA FEB. 22. & 23. 1847."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group