American - Medal: National Society Colonial Daughters of America, about 1917

American

Medal: National Society Colonial Daughters of America, about 1917

Gilded metal with grosgrain ribbon, 4 cm (1 9/16 in.) diameter

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Object details

Accession number

M11n10.a

Provenance

Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection at an unknown date.

Marks

Inscribed (obverse, outer edge): Awarded by the National Society Colonial Daughters
Inscribed in relief (reverse): The war for liberty medal for the promotion of patriotic education

Dimension Notes

Medal with ribbon: 7 x 4 cm (2 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Bibliography

Jennings Hood and Charles J. Young. American Orders & Societies and Their Decorations (Philadelphia, 1917), pp. 33-34.
Tanya Karpiak. "The medallic secrets of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum." The Medal (Autumn 2014), pp. 20-21, fig. 11.


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Commentary

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