Award medal: Van Wert, Paulding, and Williams

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Title:
Award medal: Van Wert, Paulding, and Williams
Date: 
ca. 1930
Medium: 
White metal
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 11/16 x 3/16 in. ( 6.3 x 4.3 x 0.4 cm )
Date End: 
1 930
Description: 
White metal struck replica of award medal presented to the captors of Major John Andre: Van Wert, Paulding and Williams; obverse of oval medal bears a rococo shield at center, flanked by laurel and floral branches with scroll above inscribed: "FIDELITY"; reverse contains space at center with inscription: "FACSIMILE/MEDAL/GIVEN/PATRIOTS/VAN WERT,/PAULDING/&/WILLIAMS," surrounded by floral branches; legend: "AMOR/PATRIAE VINCIT."
Credit Line: 
Presented to the N-YHS by Whitehead & Hoag Co., 1930
Object Number: 
1524
Gallery Label: 
This replica may have been produced by Whitehead & Hoag to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture of British spy Major John André in 1780.
Date Begin: 
1930
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group