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James Buchanan Indian Peace Medal
Date: 1859-1861
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of James Buchanan facing right, with legend above: "JAMES BUCHANAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES." Reverse depicts settler and Native American standing before an American flag; "LABOR," "VIRTUE," and "HONOR" inscribed above on three oval-shaped links of chain-like scroll; field landscape in background.
Credit Line: Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number: 1966.150
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "S.ELLIS SC." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "J.WILLSON"