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Designer: John Trumbull, American, 1756–1843
Engraver: Conrad Heinrich Kuchler, 1740–1810
Manufacturer: Matthew Boulton and James Watt Sr’s Soho Manufactory, British, 1774–1794

“The Shepherd” Indian Peace Medal, so-called “Seasons Medal”

1796

Silver (electrotype)

20.265 g, 12:00, 48 mm
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Bequest of the Charles Wyllys Betts, B.A. 1867, M.A. 1871, Collection
2001.87.3432
Geography: 
Designed in United States
Manufactured in Birmingham
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American, British
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
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: 

William S. Baker, Medallic Portraits of Washington, 2nd (Philadelphia: Robert M. Lindsay, 1885), 84, no. 170.

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.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.