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UNITED STATES: AE medal, Betts-400, Julian MI-33, EF, 48mm, The Kittanning Medal

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UNITED STATES: AE medal, Betts-400, Julian MI-33, EF, 48mm, The Kittanning Medal
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UNITED STATES: AE medal, Betts-400, Julian MI-33, EF, 48mm, The Kittanning Medal, THE GIFT OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA around the shield of arms of the City of Philadelphia // KITTANNING DESTROYED BY COLL. ARMSTRONG above the Indian village of Kittanning in flames with bodies beside a river at right, the nearest body being shot by a soldier; in the foreground at right, Lt. Col. John Armstrong stands facing, holding rifle and points to a seedling standing beside a tall tree; two soldiers stand guard to the left; around, SEPTEMBER 8 / 1756 in exergue. The Kittanning Medal (also known as the Armstrong medal), was designed by Edward Duffin in Philadelphia. The original medals were struck by the order of the City of Philadelphia for the destruction of the Indian village of Kittanning and awarded to Colonel Armstrong and his commissioned officers. This example was prepared at the Philadelphia Mint in the late 1870's from new dies.