Captain Johnston Blakeley Naval Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.184
Date: 
1820
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 65.1mm (2 9/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse below center bust and reverse on exergual line: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Johnston Blakely facing right with surrounding legend: "JOHNSTON BLAKELEY REIP. FAED. AM. NAV. WASP DUX." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "EHEU! BIS VICTOR PATRIA TUA TE LUGET PLAUDITQ." and inscription below exergual line: "INTER WASP NAV. AMERI./ET REINDEER NAV. ANG./DIE XXVIII JUNIUS/MDCCCXIV."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group