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Major General Andrew Jackson Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.16
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue, at center: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Andrew Jackson military medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Jackson facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON." Reverse shows allegorical figure of Fame, in the process of writing "ORLEANS" on a tablet, being halted by Peace; legend: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS FEBRUARY 27. 1815."; inscription in exergue: "BATTLE OF NEW-ORLEANS/JANUARY 8. 1815."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group