Label

This medal honored Lafayette's service in the American Revolution and descended through the family of Nelly Custis Lewis, a granddaughter of Martha Washington. The front features a portrait bust of Lafayette with the inscription: "GENERAL LAFAYETTE / CAUNOIS FRENCH / 1824." The reverse reads: "THE DEFENDER / OF AMERICAN AND / FRENCH LIBERTY. / 1777-1824. / BORN IN CHAVANIAC, / THE 6 SEPTEMBER, / 1757."

Description

Lafayette by Caunois. Bronze. About Uncirculated, marks. Accompanied by two notes.

Date

1824


People


Material/Technique

Bronze


Dimensions

Overall: 1 13/16 in. x 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm x 4.6 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lyttleton B. P. Gould, Jr., M. Chapin Krech, Dr. Shepard Krech, Alvin W. Krech, Peter Chapin, Charles Chapin, and Mrs. Charles Merrill Chapin III, in memory of Esther Maria Lewis Chapin, 1986


Object Number

M-3207/A-C


Colors (Beta)


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