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George III Indian Peace Medal

Object Number: 
1926.14
Date: 
ca. 1763
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Silver die-struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of George III facing right with legend: "GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA". Reverse contains the royal coat of arms with rampant lion and unicorn flanking shield surmounted by crown; inscribed around shield edge and on banner below: "HONI SOIT QUI MALY PENSE/DIEUET.MON.DROIT". Ornate loop for suspending attached at upper center.
Gallery Label: 
This silver medal is said to have been given by George III to an Indian chief at the close of the French and Indian Wars.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group