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Title Henry Clay commemorative medal
Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Catalog Number 1983.43.326
Lexicon Category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Symbol
Description Henry Clay commemorative medal. Silver colored medal has a left facing, bust portrait of Henry Clay which depicts him as a Roman and has "HENRY" AND "CLAY" depicted in raised lettering around the top of the obverse. An angel holding a wreath in front of Clay's monument is depicted on the reverse, "EVERY END HE AIMED AT, WAS HIS COUNTRY'S" frames the angel and monument, and Clay's birth and death dates - "BORN APRIL 12, 1777 DIED June 29, 1852" are on his tombstone.
Collection Rather-Westerman Political Collection
Collector Rather, Julius
Material Metal
Search Terms Politicians
Subjects Commemoration
Medals
Politicians
People Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Caption Henry Clay commemorative medal
Number of Images 2
Dimensions Dia-1.75 inches
Dimension type 1
Diameter (in) 1.75
Diameter (ft) 0.146