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1975 Bicentennial Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3574
Date: 
1975
Medium: 
Aluminum; plastic, cardboard, paper, textile
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1 7/16 in. ( 3.7 cm ) Case (outer): 3 x 3 5/8 x 1 in. (7.6 x 9.2 x 2.5 cm) Case (plastic): 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "MG" Inscription: reverse, at lower left of image: "MG" Inscription: inside box cover, imprinted in blue: "1975 BICENTENNIAL MEDAL/COMMEMORATING/THE BATTLES OF/LEXINGTON AND CONCORD"
Description: 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Paul Revere facing left with legend: "AMERICAN. REVOLUTION. BICENTENNIAL"; date at left of bust: "1975"; inscription below bust truncation, at right: "PAUL/REVERE." Reverse depicts standing figure of revolutionary soldier holding rifle, legend: "LEXINGTON..CONCORD/THIS SHOT HEARD/ROUND THE WORLD." Medal is sealed inside of plastic container and set into dark blue cardboard fitted case with blue paper and white textile interior.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group