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American Friends of Lafayette Commemorative Medal

American Friends of Lafayette Commemorative Medal
American Friends of Lafayette Commemorative Medal
Title
American Friends of Lafayette Commemorative Medal
Date 
1934
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing standing figure of Lafayette, with right arm leaning onto pedestal with busts of Washington and Franklin and inscription: "AMERICA'S/ADOPTED/SON"; legend above: "mdcclvii LAFAYETTE mdcccxxxiv."; date in exergue: "1934." Reverse depicts sword intertwined with branches of laurel, oak, and palm at center; surrounding inscription: "THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF LAFAYETTE -/- MAY XX - MCMXXXIV/CENTENARY OF HIS DEATH."
Credit Line 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Object Number 
1934.21
Marks 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y." Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at center: "JF" within circle
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group