James K. Polk Indian Peace Medal

Object Number: 
1966.118
Date: 
1846 or later
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing draped bust of James K. Polk facing left with legend: "JAMES K POLK PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES./1845." Reverse shows clasped hands below crossed peace pipe and tomahawk; legend: "PEACE/AND/FRIENDSHIP."
Credit Line: 
Estate of Henry H. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group