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Major General Edmund P. Gaines Military Medal
Date: 1824-1884
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Medium: Silver-plated bronze (?); wood, leather, silk
Dimensions: Container: 4 1/8 × 4 5/16 × 3/4 in. (10.5 × 11 × 1.9 cm) Overall (Medal): 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Silver-plated bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Edmund Gaines facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL EDMUND P. GAINES." Reverse depicts winged allegorical female figure of Victory crowning trophies of war labelled "ERIE" on upright cannon at center; legend above: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 8. 1814."; inscription in exergue: "BATTLE OF ERIE/AUG.15.1814." Medal is set into black rectangular fitted leather case with black silk velvet and cream ribbed silk interior.
Object Number: INV.3895
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, below exergual inscription, at center: "FURST. F."