Captain Jacob Jones Naval Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.170
Date: 
1821-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 64.8mm (2 9/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse on exergual ine: "FURST F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Jacob Jones facing right with legend: "IACOBUS JONES VIRTUS INARDUA TENDIT." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "VICTORIAM HOSTI MAJORI CELERRIME RAPUIT" and inscription below exergual line: "INTER WASP NAV. AMERI./ET FROLIC NAV. ANG./DIE XVIII OCT./MDCCCXII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group