Medal in Box: Battle of Bennington...1777-1927
Bronze; cloth, paper
case: 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 x 5/16 in. ( 6.8 x 6.8 x 0.8 cm ) diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y. 2" inscription: case, inside lid, center: 'MEDALLIC ART CO./NEW YORK" inscription: case, lid, in pencil: "BATTLE/OF/BENNINGTON"
Bronze struck medal, with obverse showing clothed bust-length portrait of a man holding a rifle with American flag in the background; legend: "VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL." Reverse shows small building surrounded by laurel wreath with legend: "HERRICK/FAY//HUBBEL/SAFFORN//FILLMORE/BRUSH//ALLEN//JEWETT/GALVSHA//CLARK/ALBRIGHT//ROBINSON/DEWEY//WARNER/STARK" and with inscription below, center: "FAY'S TAVERN/AUG 16"; legend with stars separating text: "BATTLE OF BENNINGTON/1777-1927." White rectangular cloth-bound case.
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