Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Medal

Description (Brief):

This commemorative medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1865.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.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Raised bust of Abraham Lincoln, facing right. The legend reads: SALVATOR PATRIAE.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: There is a wreath around the rim. Central legend reads: IN MEMORY OF THE LIFE ACTS AND DEATH OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN/ BORN FEBRUARY 12 1809/ DIED APRIL 16 1865.

Date Made: ca 1865

Depicted: Lincoln, AbrahamMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1569Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1569

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.5 cm; 1 3/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-1514-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382600

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