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Major General Peter B. Porter Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.27
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, in exergue, at lower center: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Peter B. Porter military medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Porter facing right with surrounding legend: "MAJOR GENERAL PETER B. PORTER." Reverse depicts allegorical winged figure of Victory, holding standards inscribed "ERIE," "CHIPPEWA," and "NIAGARA," and dictating to muse of History.; legend above: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESSNOVEMBER 3. 1814."; inscription in exergue: "BATTLES OF CHIPPEWA./JULY 5. 1814./NIAGARA.JULY 25.1814./ERIE.SEP.17.1814."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group