Numismatics
Honorand: George Washington, American, 1732–1799

Commemorating the death of George Washington (“The Hero of Freedom medal”)

1800

Bronze

28.17 g, 6:00, 39.5 mm
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
2001.87.2907
Culture: 
British
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Geography: 
Made in England
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan, New York, about 1930; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., from about 1930 to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

William S. Baker, Medallic Portraits of Washington, 2nd (Philadelphia: Robert M. Lindsay, 1885), 47, no. 79.

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