This medal was offered for sale on eBay on April 16, 2001. The seller's description was:

A medal issued in 1927 commemorating the 150th anniversary of Major Gen David Wooster defending the raid on Danbury, Ct. in 1777. The pin attached at top states, "Public School Souvenir." Ribbon shows definite wear, otherwise medal and pin in excellent conditon.

It is my belief that neither the ribbon nor pin is original. The original ribbon was apparently blue and gold. It also appears as though a small loop on the top of the medal is missing and that someone has drilled a hole in the medal to receive the ribbon.

obverse of medal reverse of medal

The date of the medal is 1927. It was apparently issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the mortal wounding of the genereal at the Battle of Ridgefield on April 27, 1777. The reverse side has "1777-1927" showing on the small banner. The rest of the caption is, "Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Tryon's Raid on Danbury, April 26." On the front, one can read "Major General David Wooster" around the top edge of the medal. At the bottom is "Defending Danbury and the Colonies."

A second copy of this medal was offered on eBay on June 2, 2001, and I was the high bidder when the sale ended on June 12. This second medal shows what is apparently the correct ribbon and bar. Note also that this specimen does not have a hole drilled through it.

obverse of medal

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