Medallion

Object Number: 
1977.42f
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Terracotta, ribbon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 0.6 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
relief: on obverse: "SOUVENIR D'AMERIQUE / 1776 * 1876" relief: on reverse: "AMULETTE ODORIFERANTE / DE PERSE"
Description: 
Souvenir medallion made of terracotta; obverse with shield framed by laurel branches and inscription, "SOUVENIR D'AMERIQUE 1776*1876," in relief; reverse with triple lion insignia and inscription, "AMULETTE ODORIFERANTE DE PERSE," in relief; blue ribbon threaded through hole near edge.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this terracotta medallion is a souvenir of the 1876 centennial of the American Revolution.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group