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Collection of medals w/cases

Object Number: 
1975.8ab
Date: 
1975
Medium: 
Pewter; plastic, paper, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm ) diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm ) case: 3 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 8.9 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse of Washington medal, below bust truncation, at left: "DUVIVIER/PARIS. F." inscription: obverse of Gates medal, at right of bust truncation: "N. GATTEAUX" inscription: reverse of Gates medal, on exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX F."
Description: 
Contemporary struck pewter replicas of medals originally issued by the Paris Mint in 1790s. Both inset into a black rectangular plastic fitted case with red velvet paper lining.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group