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Medal - Congressional Medal, Major Thomas MacDonough, United States of America, 1814 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 47035

Summary:
Bronze strike of the Congressional Medal awarded to Thomas MacDonough by the United States of America, 1814. MacDonough was awarded the medal for his actions in the Battle of Plattsburgh (also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain).

Since the American Revolution the United States Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Each medal honours a particular individual, institution, or event. Often off-metal strikes were later produced for artistic and commemorative purposes.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 65 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Decorations - Civil
Tertiary Classification: congressional
Series: Congressional Medals
DateEra: 1814 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of MacDonough in naval uniform; around, THO. MACDONOUGH. STAGNO CHAMPLAIN CLASS. REG. BRIT. SUPERAVIT.
Reverse Description: A United States naval squadron, including many rowing boats, engaging the British fleet on Lake Champlain, a fort at right; around, UNO LATERE PERCUSSO ALTERUM; in exergue, INTER CLASS. AMERI. / ET BRIT DIE XI SEPT. / MDCCCXIIII / IMPAVUDE VERTIT
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: United States of America
Artist: Moritz Furst

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