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Fort Ticonderoga Commemorative Medal
Date: 1955
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Medium: Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 3 in. (7.6 cm) Container (box): 3 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 1/2 in. (8.3 × 8.3 × 1.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing figure of eighteenth-century military officer at left with cannons behind him and fragment of fort structure at right; inscription above: "FORT/TICONDEROGA/BICENTENNIAL/1755/1955"; inscription below, at right: "MICHEL MARQUIS de/CHARTIER de LOTBINIERE." Reverse depicts an eagle at center perched upon military symbols; below are two rectangular tablets bearing French and British heraldic symbols: fleur-de-lys, at left, and three lions, at right; surrounding legend: "WASHINGTON.AMHERST.BURGOYNE.ALLEN.SCHYULER.BROWN.PUTNAM.KNOX.ROGERS.CHAMPLAIN. MONTCALM." Medal set into cream-colored square cardboard box.
Object Number: 1955.22
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower left of image: "C.N.G." Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y." Inscription: box cover, inscribed in pencil: "1955.22/Fort/Ticonderoga/Bicentennial"