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Captain Isaac Hull Naval Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4307
Date: 
1816-1880
Medium: 
Silvered copper; shagreen, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 5/8 in. ( 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on the bust trucation at right: "R."
Description: 
Struck silvered copper medal with obverse showing Captain Isaac Hull's uniformed bust facing left with legend: "PERITOS ARTE SUPERAT JUL. MDCCXII CERTAMINE FORTES/ISAAC HULL." Reverse shows a naval battle with legend: "HORAE MOMENTO VICTORIA" and exergual inscription: "INTER CONST. NAV. AMER./ET GUER. ANGL." Square dark-brown fitted shagreen case with cream silk satin and beige silk velvet lining.
Gallery Label: 
Captain Isaac Hull was awarded this medal by Congress for his naval actions in the War of 1812 with Great Britain.
Provenance: 
Julian, NA-12
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group