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William H. Taft Presidential Inauguration Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1966.117
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Gilt bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "BARBER" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower left along rim: "MORGAN"
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of William Taft facing right with legend: "WILLIAM H. TAFT." Reverse depicts seated allegorical female figure holding scroll, with the Capitol in the background; inscription in exergue with laurel branch at left: "INAUGURATED/PRESIDENT . OF . THE/UNITED . STATES/MARCH 4./1909"; ribbon tied around laurel branch inscribed: "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group