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Jose Gervasio Artigas Medal

MO 63.730
Jose Gervasio Artigas Medal
Maker unknown
Uruguay
Bronze
4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Rectangular medallion honoring Jose Gervasio Artigas, first leader of the Uruguayan independence movement. This bronze medallion is carved in low relief with a political meeting of men standing and sitting in chairs in front of a desk. Recto is inscribed: "Artigas/ Padre De la Patria/ Libertad Independencia /Democracia-Americanismo."
This gift was presented to President Kennedy by Eduardo Haedo, President of Uruguay (1961-1962), at Punta del Este in August of 1961.
Eduardo Haedo, President of Uruguay (1961-1962)
  • JFKPOF-035-037
  • JFKPOF-095-007
  • JFKPOF-128-004
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1963-730