ID’D Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company Medal 1882
Item #: Z5635
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Z5635 ID’D Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company Medal
Description: Rare ID’D medal belonging to Captain A. A. Folsom of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. According to the engraving on the back, this is the very first medal of this type produced. The back reads, "THIS IS THE FIRST BADGE MADE FROM THE DESIGN ORDERED BY THE A.H.A.Co. MAY 1882.”
The badge is in very nice shape and is gold plated. There are a few oxidation spots here and there. The top suspension bar is marked, "Capt. A. A. Folsom.” The middle suspension bar is blank, and the bottom medal is highly detailed. The middle has the emblem and the year 1638 which is when this unit was founded. The outside edge reads, "ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY CO. / MASSACHUSETTS.”
The silk ribbon is in decent shape with some fraying on the front side. The back is marked in ink " 503.” This item was once housed in the Faneuil Hall museum and at some point, was removed. I did contact the museum to check. It’s listed in the catalogue for the museum dated 1914 on Pg. 34 as No. 503 which corresponds to the number on the reverse of the ribbon. A unique and personalized medal that still needs more research!
Measures: 2.85” x 1.4”
Reference: "Historical Sketch of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, Chartered 1638, and Catalogue of Museum of the Company in 1914
Item # Z5635
Your Price $495.00 USD
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