Abraham Lincoln Presidential Medal

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Medal
Title
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Medal
Date 
1886
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1966.139
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group