National Guard Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1948.117
Date: 
1826
Medium: 
Silver; cardboard, paper, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 2 5/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/8 in. ( 5.9 x 4.8 x 0.9 cm ) diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 3.9 cm )
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse depicting seal of New York surmounted by eagle; with branches of oak and laurel beneath; legend: "NATIONAL GUARDS NEW-YORK/PRO PATRIA, ET GLORIA." Reverse bears engraved inscription: "To His Excy./Dewitt Clinton/Gov. of New York./FROM THE/National Guards,/Prosper M. Wetmore/Colonel,/4 July 1826." Medal is set into ornate gilded frame with round loop attached at center top; rectangular cardboard fitted case bottom with purple silk velvet interior and gold embossed edges.
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Creative: Tronvig Group