KING WILLIAM COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
KING WILLIAM, VA
Medal issued by County Citizens Committee concurrent with but "as an independent part of" County observance of Jamestown Festival, then celebrating 350th anniversary of Jamestown landing. Design of piece "commemorates the past...inscription...concerns itself with the present." Accompanying medal was copy of "Declaration," original of which hangs in county courthouse, protesting certain decisions of U.S. Supreme Court pertaining to desegregation.
Medal designed by E. R. Lafferty, Richmond; 5,000 pieces struck by Wendell-Northwestern; sold by The Clerk's Office, King William for $1.
Photos courtesy of Jonathan Brecher
Obv. Edifice; above, around The Constitution or the Supreme Court; below edifice Oldest Courthouse / in Continuous Use / 1725-1957 / Liberty or Tyranny
Rev. Seal of Circuit Court within center circle; outside, around Circuit Court, King William County Va.
HK-708 Bronze, oxidized. 33mm.HK-707 HK-709 to HK-709a