Medal in case: Maj. Gen'l John Stark U.S.A....

Object Number: 
INV.4611
Date: 
1878
Medium: 
Aluminum; paper
Dimensions: 
case: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm ) diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below left: "LOVETT. FEC." inscription: reverse, below right: "HERRICK. DEL" inscription: case, in black ink, top of lid: "Stark/Medal/May 1879" inscription: case, inside lid, center: "NEW ENGLAND/SOCIETY/JUNE 9, 1942"
Description: 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of General John Stark facing left with legend: "MAJ. GEN'L JOHN STARK, U.S.A./BORN AUG. 28, 1728 DIED MAY 8, 1822/AGED 93 YEARS, 8 MOS. 24 DAYS." Reverse shows seals of Vermont labelled "VT." above, New Hampshire labelled "N.H." above, and Massachussets labelled "MASS." above at center within laurel wreath, with legend: "To Commemorate The Centennial Celebration Of The Battle Of Bennington/AT BENNINGTON, VT./AUG. 16/1877/ISSUED BY THE VT. NUMISMATIC SOCIETY/1878", with date inscribed at center: "AUG. 16/1777." Round paper box
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Creative: Tronvig Group