Medal promoting Stephen Douglas for president, 1860. Brass. DeWitt 1860 SD-8. Holed for suspension.
OBV: Bust of Douglas to front; inscription around, HON. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS. 1860. OBV: Inscription around, DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES DOUGLAS AND JOHNSON., enclosing, SUPPORT/ "THE LITTLE/ GIANT" WHO HAS/ PROVED HIMSELF/ THE GREATEST/ STATESMAN/ OF THE/ AGE, in a circle. Reeded edge.
Scarce and desirable campaign medal, favored by collectors because it is one of the few items that use the candidate's nickname. Strong example.