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Major General Edmund P. Gaines Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.11
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: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Edmund Gaines military medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Gaines facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL EDMUND P. GAINES." Reverse shows allegorical figure of Victory crowning trophies of war labeled "ERIE" on upright cannon; legend: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 3. 1814."; inscription in exergue: "BATTLE OF ERIE/AUG. 15. 1814."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group