Medal, Purple Heart

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Physical Description
United States Purple Heart; gold heart shaped medal with profile relief bust of George Washington in center of medal with purple enamel background; shield with Washington's family coat of arms surmounts bust; Reverse: embossed text "FOR MILITARY MERIT"; silk purple ribbon with white edge stripe.
National Air and Space Museum
Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Credit Line
Transferred from the United States Army, Office of the Adjutant General
Materials
Copper Alloy
Silk
Gold Plating
Enamel
Non-Magnetic White Metal Alloy
Solder
Possible Adhesive
Dimensions
3-D: 3.7 × 1.1 × 8.1cm (1 7/16 × 7/16 × 3 3/16 in.)
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Country of Origin
United States of America
Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Inventory Number
A19710119000