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"Washington the Father of Our Country" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3176
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.8 cm )
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing draped bust of George Washington facing left surrounded by laurel wreath; legend: "WASHINGTON THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY." Reverse shows nude bust of Washington facing right with inner legend: "GEORGE WASHINGTON"; outer legend: "FIRST IN WAR, FIRST IN PEACE/AND FIRST IN/THE HEARTS/OF HIS COUNTRYMEN."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group