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Westwood Medal

Object Number: 
1947.309
Date: 
1800
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "WESTWOOD.F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Washington facing right with legend: "GEORGE WASHINGTON ESQr./LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Reverse bears inscription within laurel wreath topped by 13 arrows: "WITH COURAGE/AND FIDLITY/HE DEFENDED THE/RIGHTS/OF A FREE PEOPLE./DIED.DECr.14.1799/AGED/68."; legend outside field: "MADE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FORCES THE 15 JUNE 1775."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group