Zachary Taylor Campaign Token

Unknown American, American

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1848

Brass

Overall: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm)

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

165.31.31581

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: HERO OF PALO ALTO. RESACA DE LA PALMA. MONTEREY AND BUENA VISTA, 1847; [Star; enclosing military bust of Taylor facing one-quarter left] inscribed, beneath bust: MAJOR GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR rev: Inscribed: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1847; [Enclosing displayed eagle bearing U.S. Shield on breast with olive branch in right claw and three arrows in left.]

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

Satterlee #191; Bushnell #57

Old Number

1848-21

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