Laura Gardin Fraser (American, 1889–1966). <em>Sesquicentennial Medal of the U.S. Military Academy</em>, ca. 1952. Bronze, 3 x 3 x 3/8 in. (7.6 x 7.6 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1185. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1185_front_PS2.jpg)

Sesquicentennial Medal of the U.S. Military Academy

Artist:Laura Gardin Fraser

Medium: Bronze

Dates:ca. 1952

Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3/8 in. (7.6 x 7.6 x 1 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: X1185

Image: X1185_front_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Circular medal. Obverse: symbol with torch, sword, and laurel wreath; surrounded by legend, "UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY / 1802 1952 / SESQUICENTENNIAL©". Reverse: eagle surmounting crest with plumed helmet and sword, furling banner behind eagle reads, "DUTY HONOR COUNTRY WEST POINT MDCCCII USMA"; legend around edge, "WEST POINT / DUTY HONOR COUNTRY"

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