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American Friends of Lafayette Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1934.21
Date: 
1934
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y." Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at center: "JF" within circle
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group