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Confederate seal medallion, silver plate on copper, 4" diameter. Central image of General Washington on horseback, encircled by a ring of crops important to the South and an outside ring: THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA / 22 FEBRUARY 1862 / DEO VINDICE. Retains original leather and silk case. Note: The original Great Seal of the Confederacy was designed and engraved in London, but did not reach the Confederacy until 1864, shortly before the evacuation of Richmond. The seal escaped capture by Federal authorities and fell into the hands of Colonel John T. Pickett, who had a number of copies of the seal made in copper, silver and gold plate. The original remained hidden until 1912 when it was purchased by citizens of Richmond, Virginia. It was loaned to the Museum of the Confederacy in 1915 and formally presented to the museum in 1943. Provenance: Estate of A. Welling LaGrone Jr., Nashville, Tenn. Condition: Considerable wear to copper plating. Housed in an acrylic case/frame, original case retained but has extensive wear to exterior.