The Official Civil War Centennial Commission Commemorative Medallion

Object Number: 
1971.5
Date: 
1961
Medium: 
Bronze; carboard, paper
Dimensions: 
case: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 8.3 x 8.3 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation of Ulysses S. Grant, at left: "J.S.R. SC." Inscription: reverse, at lower center of field: date with trademark symbol "1961" Inscription: edge, at lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with frontal bust-length portraits of Ulysses S. Grant, at left, with inscription: "ULYSSES S./GRANT" below, and Robert E. Lee, at right, with inscription "ROBERT E./LEE" below; surrounding legend: "CONSCIOUSNESS OF DUTY FAITHFULLY PERFORMED/LET US HAVE PEACE." Reverse bears stylized American shield at center flanked by two soldiers, with eagle holding laurel branch above, and book dated on spine "1861-1865" below, all surrounded by 36 stars; legend around border: "THE CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL COMMISSION/1961-1965." Square blue cardboard case.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group