10K rose gold Medal awarded by the Howard Reserves, a late 19th c. Tennessee militia. Crossed swords over a star in wreath design, engraved SUPERIOR EXCELLENCE PLATOON COMPETITIVE DRILLS LEBANON MAY 25TH 1881 PRESENTED TO LEIT. S.M. ANDERSON HOWARD RESERVES. 4"L x 2"W. 20.3 grams. Provenance: descended in the family of Samuel M. Anderson of Lebanon TN. Medal tests as 10K, not marked. Condition: Excellent condition.
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