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Award medal: Van Wert, Paulding, and Williams
Date: ca. 1930
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Medium: White metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 11/16 x 3/16 in. ( 6.3 x 4.3 x 0.4 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: White metal struck replica of award medal presented to the captors of Major John Andre: Van Wert, Paulding and Williams; obverse of oval medal bears a rococo shield at center, flanked by laurel and floral branches with scroll above inscribed: "FIDELITY"; reverse contains space at center with inscription: "FACSIMILE/MEDAL/GIVEN/PATRIOTS/VAN WERT,/PAULDING/&/WILLIAMS," surrounded by floral branches; legend: "AMOR/PATRIAE VINCIT."
Credit Line: Presented to the N-YHS by Whitehead & Hoag Co., 1930
Object Number: 1524
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This replica may have been produced by Whitehead & Hoag to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture of British spy Major John André in 1780.