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Battle of Louisburg Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3798
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper, cotton
Dimensions: 
box: 3 x 3 x 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "TIFFANY & CO."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal, issued by the Society of Colonial Wars, with obverse showing accolated clothed busts of Sir Peter Warren and Sir William Pepperrell, facing left and labelled respecively: ".WARREN.", at left, and ".PEPPERRELL.", at right; two roundels with head of Native American and figure of European setteler flank central image; legend: "SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS/NIL DESPERANDUM CHRISTO DUCE/IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 150TH/ANNIVERSARY OF THE CAPTURE JUNE 17 1745." Reverse depicts view of city surrounded by harbor with sailing ships; legend above: "LUDOVICOBURGUM FUNDATUM ET MUNITUM"; date in exergue: "M.DCC.XX." Medal is inset into white square cardboard box with cotton flannel interior.
Gallery Label: 
Founded in 1892, the Society of Colonial Wars admits male descendants of British or Colonial soldiers and of colonial civil and military officials from the period 1620-1775.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group