United States Military Academy Sesquicentennial

Object Number: 
1952.281
Date: 
1952
Medium: 
Gilt bronze; paper, cloth
Dimensions: 
case: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 8.3 x 8.3 x 1.6 cm ) diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: reverse, lower center: "L.G.F. .SC." inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. bronze"
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing American eagle atop shield with crossed helmet and sword; legend: "WEST POINT/DUTY HONOR COUNTRY"; inscription on scroll: "DUTY/HONOR/COUNTRY/WEST POINT/MDCCCII/USM." Reverse shows sword superimposed upon burning torch crowned with laurel wreath; legend: "UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY/SESQUICENTENNIAL" and inscription: "1802/1952." Cream-colored sqaure cardboard case.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Maj. Gen. Frederick A. Irving, Supt. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group