Major General Zachary Taylor Military Medallion

Object Number: 
INV.2657
Date: 
1849
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation at left: "C.C.WRIGHT.F." inscription: obverse, at lower center: "E.ELLIS.DEL." inscription: reverse, at lower left: "F.A.SMITH DEL:" inscription: reverse, lower right: "C.C.WRIGHT SCULP:"
Description: 
Bronze struck medallion, with obverse showing nude bust of Zachary Taylor facing right with oak and laurel branches beneath; legend: "MAJOR GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR/RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS: MAY 9.1848." Reverse shows battle scene encircled by two serpents, with sprays of cactus and oak below; legend: "BUENA VISTA FEB. 22. & 23. 1847."
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer, 1965
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group