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Catalog Number M-L13-2
Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Title Medal Commemorating the Marquis de Lafayette
Artist Unknown
Description Medal with hole at top, probably to allow to be worn as pendant.
Obverse: profile portrait of Marquis de Lafayette a.k.a. Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier; "GENERAL LAFAYETTE" around perimeter.
Reverse: stylized oak wreath; "THE DEFENDER / OF AMERICAN AND / FRENCH LIBERTY / 1777 - 1824 BORN IN CHAVANIAC / THE 6 SEPTEMBER / 1757" at center.
Material Bronze
Dimensions D-0.125 Dia-1.813 inches
Credit line American Philosophical Society
Search Terms 19th century
nineteenth century