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Brigadier General Eleazer W. Ripley Military Medal

Object Number: 
After 1840
Copper-plated lead
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "FURST F." Inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at right: "FURST F."
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Eleazer W. Ripley military medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Ripley facing right; legend: "BRIG. GENERAL ELEAZER W. RIPLEY." Reverse depicts figure of Fame hanging shield on palm tree; shield inscribed: "CHIPPEWA/NIAGARA/ERIE"; legend above: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMB. 3. 1814."; inscription in exergue: "BATTLES OF CHIPPEWA/JULY 5. 1814./NIAGARA JULY 25. 1814/ERIE.AUG.15.SEP.17/1814."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group