1. Creator/Author:
  2. Eymann (1)

Abraham Lincoln, Beloved Alike by Rich and Poor memorial medal

Creator:
Eymann, Thomas Elder
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1924
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in diameter
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0866
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This 39.7mm memorial composition medal features a head and shoulders portrait of a beardless Abraham Lincoln in the center of the obverse. The obverse die was originally designed by Eymann as an 1860 presidential campaign medal. In 1924 Thomas Elder designed a new reverse with the words "Beloved Alike by Rich and Poor" in the center of an open wreath to be used with the original 1860 obverse die. Elder recorded 10 struck in silver along with pieces in German silver, copper, brass, aluminum, lead, and fiber. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum