Medal: Maj. Gen'l John Stark U.S.A....

Object Number: 
1945.95
Date: 
1878
Medium: 
Aluminum
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, at lower left: "LOVETT. FEC" inscription: obverse, at lower right: "HERRICK. DEL"
Description: 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of John Stark facing left with legend: "MAJ.GEN'L JOHN STARK, U.S.A./BORN AUG. 28, 1728 DIED MAY 8, 1822./AGED 93 YEARS, 8 MOS.24 DAYS." Reverse shows seals of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachussets labelled above: "N.H.", "VT." and "MASS." enclosed within laurel wreath; legend: "To Commemorate The Centennial Celebration Of The Battle of Bennington/AT BENNINGTON, VT./AUG. 16/1877/ISSUED BY THE VT. NUMISMATIC SOCIETY/1878"; inscription at center of design: "AUG. 16/1777."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank L. Jackson
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Creative: Tronvig Group