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Major General Winfield Scott Military Medal

Object Number: 
1106
Date: 
1824
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, on bust truncation at center: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, below inscription at left: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal, with obverse showing uniformed bust of Winfield Scott facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT." Reverse bears inscription: "RESOLUTION/OF/CONGRESS/NOVEMBER 3.1814./BATTLES OF CHIPPEWA/JULY 5. 1814./NIAGARA/JULY 25. 1814." surrounded by a wreath comprised of snake biting its tail, laurel and palm tree branches.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group