Dalai Lama Bronze Medal

Medals

Background

This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal that honors Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, in recognition of his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights, and religious understanding. Congress authorized the medal on September 27, 2006. It was presented to the 14th Dalai Lama on October 17, 2007.

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Characteristics

The obverse design depicts a portrait of the Dalai Lama with the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet in the background.

The reverse design features a stylized lotus flower, considered to be a symbol of purity. The inscriptions include quoted remarks of the 14th Dalai Lama.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • TENZIN GYATSO
  • 14TH DALAI LAMA OF TIBET
  • ACT OF CONGRESS 2006

Reverse Inscriptions

  • WORLD PEACE MUST DEVELOP FROM INNER PEACE.  PEACE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF VIOLENCE.  PEACE IS THE MANIFESTATION OF HUMAN COMPASSION.

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
Reverse Content last reviewed June 21, 2022