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Captain John Paul Jones Naval Medal

Object Number: 
INV.2667
Date: 
1779-1863
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, on bust truncation: "DUPRE. F." inscription: reverse, below exergual line: "DUPRE. F." inscription: edge, lower center: "CUIVRE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with uniformed bust of John Paul Jones facing right with legend: "JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO/COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "HOSTIVM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS."; inscription in exergue: "AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII SEPT./M.DCCLXXVIIII."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group