Fenian Brotherhood Medal

Fenian Brotherhood Medal

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this commemorative medal around 1866. 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 medals.
Obverse: Image of a sprig of clover, two hands shaking, and a rising sun. The legend reads: IRELAND/1866/AMERICA.
Reverse: Image of a frigate sailing. The legend reads: IRISH/FB/REPUBLIC.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3 cm; 1 3/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1509
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1509
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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Comments

"See L. Forrer "Biographical Dictionary of Medallists " (spink 1912, reprinted Baldwins ISBN 0 096919 03 7 the set) pp 484-485 .... "SEWELL die sinker of New York, of Irish origin, by whom is a Fenian Brotherhood badge 1866 struck for presentation to the members of the association ". Same badge as illustrated, same size, gilted."

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