Battle of Louisburg Medal

Battle of Louisburg Medal
Title
Battle of Louisburg Medal
Date 
ca. 1895
Medium 
Bronze; paper, cardboard, cotton
Dimensions 
box: 3 x 3 x 7/16 in. ( 7.6 x 7.6 x 1.1 cm ) diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 5 cm )
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 square fitted cardboard box with light brown cotton flannel lining.
Object Number 
INV.4643
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "TIFFANY & CO." Inscription: box cover, imprinted in black: "TIFFANY&CO/UNION SQUARE NEW YORK/221&221a Regent St Ave. de l'Opera 36 bis/London Paris/Grand Prix/EXPOSITIONS UNIVERSELLES/1878 & 1889" Inscription: box cover, inscribed in pencil: "Louisburg Medal/Society of Colonial Wars/Presented June 21/1895"
Gallery Label 
Founded in 1892 by a small group of men in New York, the Society of Colonial Wars admitted male descendants of British or colonial soldiers, or colonial civil or military officials between 1620-1775. Today the Society has branches in 31 states, including New York.
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Creative: Tronvig Group