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Object Name MEDAL
Catalog Number 0985.08.00010a
Date 1854
Description Gold medal , oval-shaped and engraved. The brown leather case (.10b) has a red silk liner, marked in gold lettering, "Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Co. - Broadway & Locust Street - ST. LOUIS, MO." The medal is engraved on the obverse: "Certificate of Honorary Membership in St. Louis Grays Company C - Presented to his Excellency Sterling Price Governor State of Missouri April 5th 1854" . On the reverse it is engraved, "St L G. / C" in block lettering, surmounted by an eagle and with floral chasing around edge.
Dimensions W-1.5 L-2.75 inches
Owned Sterling Price
Owner Regiment "St. Louis Grays", Co. C
Governor of Missouri; Commander, Missouri State Troops
Made Mermod and Jaccard Jewelry Company
Provenance The medal was presented to Maj. Gen. (and Governor) Sterling Price by the St. Louis Grays, making him an honorary member of that unit.
People Price, Sterling