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The medal's obverse design depicts an image of Abraham Lincoln from the neck up with his head bowed. To the right, Lincoln is shown standing before two kneeling figures who have their wrists shackled. On the reverse, Confederate and United States flags are pictured intersecting at the top of the medal. Several rifles appear behind the flags, and the image of an eagle is placed at the center of the intersection. At the medal's bottom, a decorative border lines the edge.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/8 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
obverse: EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION / JAN. 1, 1863 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Hoping to speed the end of war/ Lincoln proclaims all slaves in / rebellious areas will be free / as of January, 1863.
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
coins & medals
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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