Empress Eugenie Trial Medal

Description (Brief)
This trial medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the 1860s. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals. This trial medal is made from plaster.
Obverse: Bust of Empress Eugenie facing left. The legend reads: SMI L'IMPERATRICE/ EUGENIE.
Currently not on view
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.7 cm; 1 7/16 in
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History