Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.206
Date: 
1825 - 1900
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 46.7mm (1 13/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse bottom left of bust: "CAUNOIS FRENCH."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing right-facing bust-length portrait of Lafayette; legend: "GENERAL LAFAYETTE." Reverse within oak wreath, legend: "THE DEFENDER/ OF AMERICAN AND/ FRENCH LIBERTY./ 1777-1824./ BORN IN CHAVANIAC,/ THE 6 SEPTEMBER,/ 1757."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group