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Thomas Jefferson Presidential Medal

Object Number: 
INV.13700.3
Date: 
1801
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "R."
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of Thomas Jefferson facing left with legend: "TH. JEFFERSON PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. 4 MARCH 1801." Reverse contains scene with allegorical figure of Liberty holding document labelled "Declar./INDEPENDENCE" and standing in front of pedestal inscribed "CONSTITUTION"; attributes of war and cornucopia to the right; eagle bearing wreath of victory overhead; legend: "UNDER HIS WING IS PROTECTION"; in exergue: "TO COMMEMORATE/JULY 4 1776."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group