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Major General Alexander Macomb Military Medal

Object Number: 
INV.2673
Date: 
1824-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: below truncation, at center: "FURST. F." inscription: below exergual inscription, at center: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal, obverse showing uniformed bust of Alexander Macomb facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL ALEXANDER MACOMB." Reverse shows a naval battle scene with legend: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 3. 1814"; inscription below exergual line: "BATTLE OF PLATTSBURGH/SEPT.11. 1814."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group