Daniel Webster Commemorative Medal
1852 or later
Bronze; wood, leather, silk, paper
case: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 15/16 in. ( 10.8 x 10.8 x 2.4 cm ) diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Inscription: obverse, at lower center of field: "C.C.WRIGHT. D&P." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at left: "MEADE. BROS. DAG:" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at right: "F.W.GREEN. PUB:" Inscription: case cover, embossed in gold: "WEBSTER"
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting nude male bust facing right with legend: "DANIEL WEBSTER." Reverse bears commemorative column at center, surmounted by globe, with inscription at the base: "I STILL LIVE"; buildings in backgroun on either side; legend around field: "LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE"; all surrounded by laurel wreath with shield at the bow point. Medal is inset into square black fitted leather case with red silk velvet interior.
Daniel Webster (1782-1852), statesman, lawyer, and orator, was his era's foremost advocate of American nationalism.
Gift of John V. Irwin
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