|Object Name||Medal, Political|
|Title||Abraham Lincoln 1860|
Campaign token; round medal made of white metal with a raised profile portrait, inscribed "ABRAHAM LINCOLN / 1860". Reverse has a raised image of Lincoln splitting logs, with inscription: "PROGRESS / 1830". There is a hole through the top of the medal for attaching it. Medal is 1.5 inches in diameter.
(Keywords: Political Campaign, United States, Election)
|Ownership and History||Examples like this one have been identified as tokens from the 1860 presidential campaign. The image on the reverse evokes Lincoln's nickname, "the rail splitter."|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Personal Symbol|
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