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Session 2, Lot 85

Estimate: 2'000 USD   |   Starting price: 1 USD ---
Personal Medals

1866 Major General George G. Meade Medal. Bronze. 79 mm. By Anthony C. Paquet. Julian PE-20. MS-66 BN (NGC).
George G. Meade was a career Army officer and served through several major conflicts. This particular medal commemorates his command and victory at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, which is considered to be the major turning point in the Civil War. The obverse has a bust of Meade facing right, with legends surrounding. Reverse with Meade standing before Victory, handing him a laurel wreath as he returns his sword. Both dies by famed artist Anthony Paquet, and of exceptional beauty and execution. Splendid medium chocolate brown on both sides, free of specks or spots, and handling marks are virtually non existent. Bold visual appeal and a scarce medal that commemorates one of the greatest battles of the Civil War. Meade was known as the "Old Snapping Turtle".

From the Howard B. Teich Collection. Earlier from our August 2013 ANA sale, lot 1113.

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