Major General Winfield Scott Military Medallion

Object Number: 
INV.4751
Date: 
1849
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, at right of bust truncation: "C.C.WRIGHT. F." inscription: obverse, at center below inscription: "S.ELLIS DEL." inscription: reverse, at lower left: "G.C.HUMPHRIES DEL." inscription: reverse, at lower right: "C.C.WRIGHT FECT."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with nude bust of Winfield Scott facing left with fifteen stars on each side; legend on a scroll above: "MAJOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT"; inscribed below bust: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS"; legend with date at lower center: "MARCH 9. 1848." Reverse shows vignettes of six battle scenes surrounding central view; battles are labelled: "VERA CRUZ," "CERRO GORDO," "CONTRERAS," SAN ANTONIO & CHURUBUSCO," "MOLINO DEL REY" and "CHAPULTEPEC"; central scene is labelled: "THE CITY OF MEXICO."
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Creative: Tronvig Group