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Lieutenant-Colonel Francois Louis Tessiedre DeFleury Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.40
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "DU VIVIER F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of DeFleury medal with obverse showing allegorical figure of war in a ruined fort with legend: "VIRTUTIS ET AUDACIAE MONUM. ET PRAEMIUM"; inscription below exergual line: "D. DE FLEURY EQUITI GALLO/PRIMO SUPER MUROS/ RESP. AMERIC. D.D." Reverse shows view of the fort with legend above: "AGGERES PALUDES HOSTES VICTI"; inscription in exergue: "STONY-PT. EXPUGN./XV.JUL.MDCCLXXIX."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group