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    Absolutely exquisite.

    Solid Silver 1854 American Shooting Medal from the Famed National Lancers Boston Militia Unit. Formed in 1836 to serve as the governor's ceremonial escort, the unit has remained active, without interruption, to this day, having served in the Civil War (Companies C & D 1st Mass. Cav.), as well as World Wars I & II. The heavy silver medal is 2.5" x 2.75" high with scroll engraved suspension loop. The obverse displays a 3/8" wide chaised border of acanthus leaves, with the central theme of a mounted lancer wearing the unit's distinctive uniform, patterned after the Polish Lancers of the Napoleonic era. A scrollwork riband at the top displays the unit's motto, "Union Liberty and the Laws". The reverse utilizes an identical border with the legend "National Lancers/ Awarded to/ [blank]/ for 2d best Shot/ at Target practice/ September 20th/ 1854. Pristine untouched condition with wonderful patina, the quality of the workmanship being as fine as any we've ever seen. Absolutely stunning.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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