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Texas Cavalry Medal (obverse)

1925 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 gold plated white metal 2 in. (5.2 cm) hexagonal Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.16 Not currently on view


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Congress commissioned the Texas Cavalry Service medal on April 16, 1924, to honor service on the Mexican border during the First World War. The Equipment Branch, Quartermaster General Department of the U.S. Army specified the acceptable imagery for the medal. This is one of two designs Anthony de Francisci created for the commission. The obverse depicts a horseman bearing a flag, while the reverse shows the Texas “Lone Star” accompanied by the dates of service in 1918.

Keywords

Equestrian

Occupation - military - soldier

sculpture - medal

metal

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964

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