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Abraham Lincoln Peace Medal Necklace, Blue Trade Beads Necklace, Handcrafted Trade Beads, Museum Quality Antique, Rare Antique Jewelry

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Abraham Lincoln Peace Medal Necklace, Blue Trade Beads Necklace, Handcrafted Trade Beads, Museum Quality Antique, Rare Antique Jewelry

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: glass
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What a unique find! This would make a lovely gift for a collector or history buff, and it would make for such an interesting addition to any militaria collection!

This Abraham Lincoln peace medal has been strung onto a necklace alongside antique handcrafted Dutch trade beads. It is in excellent condition with minor surface wear and no discoloration. The medal displays fine detailing and artistry. One side depicts a right facing bust of Abraham Lincoln surrounded by the text "ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" and the date "1862". The reverse is illustrated with a circular image of a Native American in a feathered headdress using a horse drawn plow in a field. Children are depicted playing in the background, as well as a distant homestead and mountains. This imagery is surrounded by a Native American warrior scalping another, a Native American woman, and a quiver of arrows, bow, and peace pipe.

The date on the medal does not match the date this medal was issued - this medal appears to be a US mint reproduction, not one of the original peace medals issued to notable Native Americans.

The beads are ~1800's blue Dutch dogon trade beads. This style of hand crafted bead was one of the earliest to enter African trade. Dogon trade beads were highly valued heirlooms, often passed down multiple generations. These beads likely date from 1700-1800 and would have graced multiple continents and numerous owners in their time.

They display a gorgeous, deep cobalt coloration. These beads were handcrafted and show considerable variation in shape and minor variations in color. There are 52 beads on the necklace, 26 on each side of the medal. They are in great to excellent condition for their age. There are some wear scratches and patina, consistent with age and use. The strand is also well preserved.


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What are peace medals?

Peace medals played a significant part in relations between Native American tribes and the US government. These medals were specially crafted and accompanied nearly every formal interaction between the US government and Native American populations. The practice was started by George Washington, who followed the British, Spanish and French practices of awarding medals to Native chiefs of tribes friendly to their cause.

The medals were often produced in varying materials and sizes corresponding to the rank of the recipient. Great value was placed upon these medals, which often were to be buried with the recipient or passed down from generation to generation. There are many portraits and paintings that depict prominent Native American figures wearing peace medal necklaces around their neck. The United States mint has reproduced many of these medals, much like this one, throughout the years for collectors. Bronze medals were not usually made for presentation purposes.


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What a unique find! This would make a lovely gift for a collector or history buff, and it would make for such an interesting addition to any militaria collection!

This Abraham Lincoln peace medal has been strung onto a necklace alongside antique handcrafted Dutch trade beads. It is in excellent condition with minor surface wear and no discoloration. The medal displays fine detailing and artistry. One side depicts a right facing bust of Abraham Lincoln surrounded by the text "ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" and the date "1862". The reverse is illustrated with a circular image of a Native American in a feathered headdress using a horse drawn plow in a field. Children are depicted playing in the background, as well as a distant homestead and mountains. This imagery is surrounded by a Native American warrior scalping another, a Native American woman, and a quiver of arrows, bow, and peace pipe.

The date on the medal does not match the date this medal was issued - this medal appears to be a US mint reproduction, not one of the original peace medals issued to notable Native Americans.

The beads are ~1800's blue Dutch dogon trade beads. This style of hand crafted bead was one of the earliest to enter African trade. Dogon trade beads were highly valued heirlooms, often passed down multiple generations. These beads likely date from 1700-1800 and would have graced multiple continents and numerous owners in their time.

They display a gorgeous, deep cobalt coloration. These beads were handcrafted and show considerable variation in shape and minor variations in color. There are 52 beads on the necklace, 26 on each side of the medal. They are in great to excellent condition for their age. There are some wear scratches and patina, consistent with age and use. The strand is also well preserved.


Don't quite see what you're looking for? Please contact us! Bulk discounts, combined shipping, and international express may also be available upon request.


...............................................................................................................



What are peace medals?

Peace medals played a significant part in relations between Native American tribes and the US government. These medals were specially crafted and accompanied nearly every formal interaction between the US government and Native American populations. The practice was started by George Washington, who followed the British, Spanish and French practices of awarding medals to Native chiefs of tribes friendly to their cause.

The medals were often produced in varying materials and sizes corresponding to the rank of the recipient. Great value was placed upon these medals, which often were to be buried with the recipient or passed down from generation to generation. There are many portraits and paintings that depict prominent Native American figures wearing peace medal necklaces around their neck. The United States mint has reproduced many of these medals, much like this one, throughout the years for collectors. Bronze medals were not usually made for presentation purposes.


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