Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Medal
1824 or later
diameter: 1 7/8 in. ( 4.7 cm )
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation: ".1824." Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "CAUNOIS FRENCH."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Lafayette facing right with legend: "GENERAL LAFAYETTE." Reverse bears inscription within oak wreath: "THE DEFENDER/OF AMERICAN AND/FRENCH LIBERTY/1777 - 1824./BORN IN CHAVANIAC,/THE 6 SEPTEMBER,/1757."
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
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