Fort Ticonderoga Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1955.22
Date: 
1955
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 in. (7.6 cm) Container (box): 3 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 1/2 in. (8.3 × 8.3 × 1.3 cm)
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of image: "C.N.G." Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y." Inscription: box cover, inscribed in pencil: "1955.22/Fort/Ticonderoga/Bicentennial"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing figure of eighteenth-century military officer at left with cannons behind him and fragment of fort structure at right; inscription above: "FORT/TICONDEROGA/BICENTENNIAL/1755/1955"; inscription below, at right: "MICHEL MARQUIS de/CHARTIER de LOTBINIERE." Reverse depicts an eagle at center perched upon military symbols; below are two rectangular tablets bearing French and British heraldic symbols: fleur-de-lys, at left, and three lions, at right; surrounding legend: "WASHINGTON.AMHERST.BURGOYNE.ALLEN.SCHYULER.BROWN.PUTNAM.KNOX.ROGERS.CHAMPLAIN. MONTCALM." Medal set into cream-colored square cardboard box.
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Creative: Tronvig Group