Upper Canada Preserved medal - ROM2004_928_5


Upper Canada Preserved medal

Maker: Re-struck from Thomas Wyon's (English, 1767-1830) original die
Geography: London, England
Date: c. 1814
0.5 (depth) x 5.1 (diameter) cm
Object number: 955.217.15
Credit Line: Gift of the Sigmund Samuel Endowment Fund
Not on view
Description"UPPER CANADA PRESERVED" is the text on the obverse of the medal. Within the text is a stylized map of the Niagara River with an American eagle; across the border, on the left, a Canadian beaver is protected by a British lion who sits ready to pounce if the eagle should try to enter Canada. The reverse has a laurel wreath and the words, ‘FOR MERIT / PRESENTED BY A GRATEFUL COUNTRY.’
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