Henry Clay Campaign Token

Unknown American, American

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1844

White metal

Overall: 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm)

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

165.31.31577

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact

Classification

American History

Not on view

Inscription

obv: Inscribed: H. CLAY. THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE. THE STAR OF THE WEST; [Circle of twenty-six stars and date 1844 enclosing togate bust facing left.] rev: [Female figure representing liberty, seated on clouds, with nude child, seated at her right, holding aloft a flaming torch; in background globe of world with rays behind] Below, scroll inscribed: UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

Satterlee #142

Old Number

1844-25

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