Captain Stephen Decatur, Jr. Naval Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.171
Date: 
1820-1881
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 65.1mm
Marks: 
Obverse under left shoulder "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Stephen Decatur, Jr. facing right, with legend: "STEPHANUS DECATUR NAVARCHUS. PUGNIS PLURIBUS, VICTOR." Reverse shows naval battle with legend above: "OCCIDIT SIGNUM HOSTILE SIDERA SURGUNT"; inscription in exergue: "INTER STA.UNI. NAV. AMERI./ET MACEDO.NAV.ANG.DIE/XXV OCTOBRIS/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