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Comite Lafayette medal

Object Name: Medal
Date: 1918
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Medium: Gilt silver
Dimensions: Overall (diam.): 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
Place made: Europe, France, Paris
Description: Gilt silver struck medal with obverse showing two eighteenth-century officers on horseback, greeting each other; inscription in exergue: "Comite Lafayette." Reverse depicts allegorical figure of Liberty at center, with two standards in her left hand and fasces in right, gazing toward remote battleship approaching harbor; burning pedestal-like altar, ship, and two shields with seals of France and U.S. at right; dates in exergue: "VI FEB MDCCLXXVIII / VI FEB MCMXVIII."
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
Object Number: 1947.335
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Marks: Obverse marked at lower right of field: "HENRY NOCQ. 1917"; edge, lower center: "1ARGENT"