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Ref: 4508

France / USA, General Lafayette, American Tour 1824, bronze medal by Francois Caunois

 

 

Obv: bust of Fayette right, 1824 on shoulder

 

Rev: THE DEFENDER OF AMERICAN AND FRENCH LIBERTY 1777-1824 BORN IN CHAVANIAC, THE 6 SEPTEMBER 1757 within oak wreath

 

 

Condition: Good extremely fine; Diameter: 46mm

 

 

Reference: Coll. 411; Julius 3797

 

Notes: This medal was struck in celebration of Lafayette’s tour of America in 1824-1825. He travelled 6000 miles within the USA, visiting every one of the 24 States. The Marquis de Lafayette was a veteran of the American War of Independence (also known as the Revolutionary War), fighting at Brandywine and Yorktown.

 

Price £65

France / USA, General Lafayette, American Tour 1824, bronze medal by Francois Caunois

France / USA, General Lafayette, American Tour 1824, bronze medal by Francois Caunois

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