Captain James Lawrence Naval Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.174
Date: 
1868-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 64.8mm (2 9/16 in.)
Marks: 
On obverse at bottom left of bust and reverse on exergual line: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of James Lawrence facing right with legend: "JAC. LAWRENCE DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRP PATRIA MORI." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "MANSUETUD MAJ QUAM VICTORIA" and inscription below exergual line: "INTER HORNET NAV AMERI/ET PEACOCK NAV ANG/DIE XXIV FEB/MDCCCXIII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group