Abraham Lincoln Presidential Medal
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Lincoln facing right with legend: "ABRAHAM LINCOLN", all within beaded border. Reverse shows ornate banded wreath of oak and laurel surrounding inscription: "INAUGURATED/PRESIDENT/OF THE/UNITED STATES/MARCH 4. 1861./SECOND TERM/MARCH 4. 1865./ASSASSINATED/APRIL 14. 1865." Beneath inscription sprays of pine and cedar encircled by a serpent biting its tail, the Egyptian symbol of immortality.
Gift of the Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
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