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Pony Express medal
  • James Earle Fraser
    born: Winona, Minnesota, United States ; died: Westport, Connecticut, United States
  • Pony Express medal, 1952
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 7.2 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 13/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0111

Recto: Image of man on horseback. Man has long hair and is wearing a coat, shirt and pants. He is riding with feet in stirrups and left hand holding on to reins. Right arm of man is pointed out straight, with gun held in hand. Horse is in a galloping pose. Text at CL and LR.

Verso: At center a man leads a covered wagon pulled by two oxen. He holds an object in his left hand. Woman and child sit at front of wagon. There are mountains in the background and text at BC.