Battle of Louisburg Medal
Bronze; cardboard, paper, cotton
case: 3 x 3 x 3/8 in. ( 7.6 x 7.6 x 1 cm ) diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "TIFFANY & CO." Inscription: box cover, imprinted in black: "TIFFANY & CO./UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK/221&221a Regent St Ave de l'Opera 36bis/London Paris/Frand Prix/EXPOSITIONS UNIVERSELLES/1878 & 1889"
Bronze struck medal, issued by the Society of Colonial Wars, with obverse showing accolated clothed busts of Sir Peter Warren and Sir William Pepperrell, facing left and labelled respecively: ".WARREN.", at left, and ".PEPPERRELL.", at right; two roundels with head of Native American and figure of European settler flank central image; legend: "SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS/NIL DESPERANDUM CHRISTO DUCE/IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 150TH/ANNIVERSARY OF THE CAPTURE JUNE 17 1745." Reverse depicts view of city surrounded by harbor with sailing ships; legend above: "LUDOVICOBURGUM FUNDATUM ET MUNITUM"; date in exergue: "M.DCC.XX." Medal is inset into square white cardboard fitted case with light brown cotton flannel lining.
Founded in 1892, the Society of Colonial Wars admits male descendants of British or Colonial soldiers and of colonial civil and military officials from the period 1620-1775.
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