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"The Washington Elm" Cambridge Centennial Medal

"The Washington Elm" Cambridge Centennial Medal
"The Washington Elm" Cambridge Centennial Medal
White metal
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
White metal struck medal with nude bust of Washington, facing right, in depression surrounded by raised border with sword and ear of wheat on either side and legend: "THE LOVER OF PEACE/FOR THE COLONIES' BIRTHRIGHT/HE ESPOUSED THE SWORD"; legend within central circle: "1775 - 100 YEARS - 1875." Reverse shows house and tree within central circle with inscription in exergue: "THE WASHINGTON/ELM" and legend below: "ISAAC F WOOD'S SERIES "C" NO 4"; legend around border: "CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, JUNE THIRD 1875/CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION."
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Inscription: obverse, at lower left of bust: "I.F.W. DES." Inscription: obverse, at lower right of bust: "G.H.L. FEC."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group