Commemorative medal

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-40400

Description

Framed in marble and bearing the Great seal of the Republic.

Details

Descriptive Terms

medals
commemoratives
gilding
ivory (tooth component)
marble (rock)
painting (coating)
Marble
Painted
Gilded
Great Seal of the Republic
Vegetable Ivory
MEDAL, COMMEMORATIVE

Inscription

Paper affixed to back: ""Original Badge and frame of Society of Cincinnati. Owned by Capt. John Fowle of Watertown, Mass. One of the Original members of the Society and a member of its standing committee in Massachusetts. One of the officers of Light Infantry under Lafayette at Yorktown. Capt. Fowle served throughout war of Revolution.""

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

4.375 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1940.46