Shell locket promoting Henry Clay for president, 1844. Gilt brass shell. DeWitt HC 1844-45. OBV: Togated bust of Clay to left, enclosed by the inscription, HENRY CLAY; raised ornamental border. REV: Inscription, CLAY/ &/ FRELINGHUYSEN/ PROTECTION/ &/ UNION, ornaments to right and left of each &, ornaments to right and left of each ampersand, sunburst beneath UNION. Suspension loop intact.
Superb example of this signature Clay piece, less common than the other variants.