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William McKinley Presidential Medal

Object Number: 
1966.110
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Gilt bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 15/16 in. ( 7.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "C.E.Barber.F."
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of McKinley facing left with legend: "WILLIAM McKINLEY"; all within beaded border. Reverse depicts allegorical female figure of Columbia, draped in a shroud, leaning against shield with Presidential eagle; inscription at right, with laurel branch emerging from wreath beneath: "INAUGURATED/PRESIDENT.OF.THE/UNITED.STATES/MAR.4.1897/ SECOND TERM/MAR.4.1901/ASSASSINATED/SEP.6.1901/DIED.SEP.14/1901."
Credit Line: 
Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group