John Matthias Reich (American, born Germany, 1768–1833). <em>Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal</em>, ca. 1801. Silver, Diameter: 4 in. (10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of F. Ethel Wickham in memory of her father, W. Hull Wickham, 49.135.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.135.4_front_PS2.jpg)

Thomas Jefferson Indian Peace Medal

Artist:John Matthias Reich

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1801

Dimensions: Diameter: 4 in. (10.2 cm)


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


Accession Number: 49.135.4

Image: 49.135.4_front_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Silver peace medal or "gorget." Circular medallion with molded outer edge, struck in low relief. Obverse: bust of Thomas Jefferson with legend "TH. JEFFERSON PRESIDENT OF THE US AD 1801". Reverse: two clasped hands, one with medal wristband and one with buttoned cuff, crossed pipe and tomahawk above, surrounding legend "PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP." Top has double loop for chain attachment. CONDITION: Good.

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