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Magniadas, Franky (fl. 1865) [Medal struck in France to honor Abraham Lincoln]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08763 Author/Creator: Magniadas, Franky (fl. 1865) Place Written: France Type: Object Date: 1865 Pagination: 1 medal : bronze ; 8.2 x 0.9 cm.

Profile of head of Lincoln with "Dedie par la Democratie Francaise a Lincoln President deux fois elu des Etats-Unis." The reverse shows Lincoln's grave with a winged angel and two African Americans honoring him.

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