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Object Name Medal
Catalog Number 1939.531
Maker Furst, F.
Date ca. 1939
Material(s) Bronze;
Dimensions H-2.5 W-2.5 inches
Description This is a bronze replica of a Congressional gold medal issued in honor of Isaac Shelby. The obverse has a bust image of Isaac Shelby with an inscription around the edges. The reverse has a relief image of a battle scene from the Battle of the Themes with inscriptions at the top and bottom.
Notes Bronze replica of a gold medal presented to Shelby by congress for distinguished bravery and good conduct in capturing the British army at the battle of the Thames, in upper Canada. The donor was a descendent of Shelby and said in a letter that she had this struck off for KHS at the US Mint.
Collection Elizabeth Magoffin Garnett Collection
Event Battle of the Thames
People Shelby, Isaac
Furst, F.
Subjects Medals
Search Terms Commemoration
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS