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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Medal

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Title:
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Medal
Date: 
1886
Medium: 
Bronze
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Date End: 
1 886
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
Date Begin: 
1886
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group