Artifacts

Creator

William H. Key

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Creator Role

engraver

Description

The medal's obverse features an embossed profile of Abraham Lincoln with text. At its reverse, a profile image of George Washington with flags in the foreground is depicted. Provenance note: Sold by Chuck Hand, Paris, Illinois. Original number: Lot 1, K-90.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1864

Measurement

1 1/16 inch (diameter)

Inscription

obverse: ABRAHAM LINCOLN / PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. / 1864 obverse, below profile: W. H. KEY reverse: THE UNION MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

medallion (medal)

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6138

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

The Union Must and Shall be Preserved 1864 Medal

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