Medal of "The Shepherd" Indian Peace Medal, so-called "Seasons Medal" Designer: John Trumbull (American, 1756–1843)
Engraver: Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (1740–1810)
Manufacturer: Boulton and Watt (British, 1775–1896)

1796

Numismatics

On view, 1st floor, American Decorative Arts before 1900

Medium

Silver (electrotype)

Dimensions

20.265 g, 12:00, 48 mm

Credit Line

Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Bequest of the Charles Wyllys Betts, B.A. 1867, M.A. 1871, Collection

Accession Number

2001.87.3432

Period

18th century

Classification
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Numismatics

Obverse Description

Obverse Description: U.S.A in exergue. A landscape. In the foreground a shephered with a staff in his left hand, a cow and calf, two sheep and a lamb; in the distance hillls, trees and a house, in which the door being open, two persons are seen. C. H. KUCH

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: SECOND / PRESIDENCY / OF / GEO: WASHINGTON / MDCCXCVI in five parallel lines, within a wreath of olive and oak branches tied by a bow.
Provenance

Provenance

Charles Wyllys Betts, to about 1887; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., from about 1887 to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography

  • Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 51–52, no. 18, ill.
  • William S. Baker, Medallic Portraits of Washington, 2nd (Philadelphia: Robert M. Lindsay, 1885), 84, no. 170.

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Object/Work type

medals

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