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Peace Medals used by the Southern Indian Department

George II Silver Indian Peace Medal, 1757. Approximately 3" in diameter, made of silver.  These were presented to native leaders as symbols friendship and allegiance to the crown.  The back has a native and white (British) man sharing a pipe under a tree, with the inscription "Let us look to the most high who blessed our Fathers with peace".

 

George III Silver Indian Peace Medal, (ca. 1776-1800). Approximately 3" in diameter, made of silver. Like the earlier George II medal, these were presented to native leaders as symbols of friendship and allegiance to the crown. This was the medal the English presented to their Native American allies during the Revolutionary War. The early version has a younger right facing bust of George III, with seven rivets on armor. Revolutionary period royal arms on back.

 

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