Libertas Americana Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
INV.10657
Date: 
1781 or later
Medium: 
Pewter; paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 7/8 in. ( 4.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "DUPRE." Inscription: reverse, above exergual line, at right: "DUPRE F."
Description: 
Pewter struck medal with obverse showing allegorical female bust of Liberty facing left, with Phrygian cap at right; legend above: "LIBERTAS. AMERICANA."; inscription in exergue: "4 JUIL. 1776." Reverse shows allegorical figure of France in armor defending infant from vicious lion with spear and shield decorated with fleur-de-lys motifs; legend above: "NON SINE DIIS ANIMOSUS INFANS."; inscription in exergue: "17 17777./OC7inv.4872T./19 1781."
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Creative: Tronvig Group