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Presidency Relinquished Presidential Medal (Sansom Medal)

Object Number: 
1125a
Date: 
1806 or later
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 x 4.1 x 0.3 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "R."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of aged Washington facing right with legend: "G.WASHINGTON/PRES.UNIT.STA." Reverse depicts symbols of authority -- fasces, sword, and wreath, laid on pedestal bearing the American shield; legend: "COMMISS. RESIGNED: PRESIDENCY RELINQ."; in exergue: "1797."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group