William Henry Harrison Campaign Token

Unknown American, American

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1840

Brass

Overall: 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ralph Becker, Father of William Becker, Class of 1964

165.31.31570

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact

Classification

American History

Not on view

Inscription

obv: Inscribed, around edge: MAJ. GEN. W.H. HARRISON / BORN FEB.9. 1773; [Enclosing military bust of Harrison facing left, stippled coat with four straps and two buttons, one strap and one button on collar, three buttons on epaulet] rev: Inscribed, around edge: WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE & FOUND WANTING. [Enclosing scales balanced in favor of the side inscribed WHIGS over the side inscribed DEMOCRATS]; inscribed, in image: 1840

Provenance

Collected by Raph E. Becker (1907-1994), father of William W. Becker, Class of 1964; given to present collection, 1965.

Catalogue Raisonne

Satterlee #98; Bushnell #15

Old Number

1840-46

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