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United States Military Academy Sesquicentennial
Date: 1952
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Medium: Gilt bronze; paper, cloth
Dimensions: Container: 3 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 5/8 in. (8.3 × 8.3 × 1.6 cm) Overall (Medal): 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing American eagle atop shield with crossed helmet and sword; legend: "WEST POINT/DUTY HONOR COUNTRY"; inscription on scroll: "DUTY/HONOR/COUNTRY/WEST POINT/MDCCCII/USM." Reverse shows sword superimposed upon burning torch crowned with laurel wreath; legend: "UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY/SESQUICENTENNIAL" and inscription: "1802/1952." Cream-colored sqaure cardboard case.
Credit Line: Gift of Maj. Gen. Frederick A. Irving, Supt. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
Object Number: 1952.281
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Marks: inscription: reverse, lower center: "L.G.F. .SC." inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. bronze"