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Medal - General LaFayette, United States of America, 1824 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36603

Summary:
General LaFayette Medal issued by the United States of America to celebrate the visit of Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de La Fayette, to the United States in 1824-1825.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 47 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
DateEra: 1824 AD
Obverse Description: A draped bust facing right; around, GENERAL LAFAYETTE.
Reverse Description: The legend at the centre within an oak wreath, THE DEFENDER / OF AMERICAN AND / FRENCH LIBERTY / 1777 - 1824 / BORN IN CHAVANIAC, / THE 6 SEPTEMBER, / 1757.
Edge Description: The edge is plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: United States of America

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