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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 67

East TN 14K Gold Prize Medal, King & Carter families

Estimate: $500 - $550
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Tennessee prize medal, 14K (xrf tested), cross shaped with engraved inscription KINGS PRIZE MEDAL / JOHN G. KING TO D.W. CARTER, JR. DEC. 21, 1869. Engraved en verso is BRISTOL TENN with Latin motto CORONAT VIRTUS CULTORES SUOS ("Virtue crowns her followers"). 1 1/2" square; .39 oz troy (12 grams). Note: This medal represents a connection between two of East Tennessee's founding families, the Carter and King families. D.W. Carter likely refers to David Wendell Carter, Circuit Court Clerk of Carter County, or his son of the same name, Rev. David W Carter, all of Elizabethton, TN. Carter County was named for this family. Col. John G. King was a son of Rev. James King, founder of Bristol, TN and King College. Kingsport was named for Rev. King's father, Revolutionary War veteran Col. James King (1752-1825) who established the first iron furnace in TN.


Excellent condition.

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Private Southern Collection, acquired from an East Tennessee family.