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Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
INV.5034
Date: 
1824 or later
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 7/8 in. ( 4.7 cm )
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Lafayette facing right with legend: "GENERAL LAFAYETTE." Reverse bears inscription within oak wreath: "THE DEFENDER/OF AMERICAN AND/FRENCH LIBERTY/1777 - 1824./BORN IN CHAVANIAC,/THE 6 SEPTEMBER,/1757."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group