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American, high relief casting of eagle with head to right, center medallion with Cincinnatus at sunrise, surrrounding motto, "SOCIETAS CINCINNATORUM INSTITUTA A D 1783", reverse medallion depicts three senators presenting sword to Cincinnatus, surrounding motto, "OMNIA RELINQUIT. SERVARE REMPUBLICAM" (He left everything to serve the Republic), tests 14 kt. to 15 kt., 45 mm. x 29 mm. (medal only), attached to blue and white ribbon, 15.5 grams gross weight, light wear, fading and wear to ribbon. Notes: Insignia of the Society of the Cincinnati began in 1783 as a hereditary society of officers of the Continental Army.
For similar medal see [The Insignia of The Society of the Cincinnati], Minor Myers, Jr., 1998, Page 60.. Provenance: descended from the family of General Hazard Stevens (1842-1918), Newport, Rhode Island

Condition

light wear, fading and wear to ribbon

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$500.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24%

Society of the Cincinnati Medal

Auction ended on Sat, May 17, 2014
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