1759 Death of Wolfe Medal

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Diameter: 36.9 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: 21.8 grams
Metal: Silver
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James Wolfe died fighting for the English at the battle for Quebec. This medal honors his bravery and fortitude. The reverse displays a bust of Wolfe, facing to the left, wearing armor and his flowing hair tied back with a bow. The legend reads, “James Wolfe, the Englishman”. The reverse portrays a funeral urn on a pedestal topped by a laurel wreath and surrounded by weapons and articles for war such as cannons, flags, powder-barrels, swords, shields, and helmets. The legend reads, “Slain in the moment of victory at Quebec, Sept. 13, 1759.” The inscription on the pedestal translates, “For Fatherland”.