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Medal - The Kittanning Medal, United States of America, 1756 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36543

Summary:
The Kittanning Medal (also known as the Armstrong medal), United States of America, 1756. Designed by Edward Duffin, Philadelphia. The original medals were struck by the order of the City of Philadelphia for the destruction of the Indian village of Kittanning and awarded to Colonel Armstrong and his commissioned officers. This example was prepared at the Philadelphia Mint in the late 1870's.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 49 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: indigenous peoples, native americans
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: american history
DateEra: 1756 AD
Obverse Description: The shield of arms of the City of Philadelphia; around, THE GIFT OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
Reverse Description: The Indian village of Kittanning in flames with bodies beside a river at right, the nearest body being shot by a soldier; in the foreground at right, Lt. Col. John Armstrong stands facing, holding rifle and points a seedling standing beside a tall tree; two soldiers stand guard to the left; around, KITTANNING DESTROYED BY COLL. ARMSTRONG; in exergue, SEPTEMBER 8 / 1756
Edge Description: The edge is plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: City of Philadelphia, United States of America
Artist: Edward Duffield, 1756
Mint: Philadelphia (Mint), United States of America
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], James Snowden, The Medallic Memorials of Washington in the Mint of the United States, Philadelphia, 1861, 103 - 104 Pages

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