White metal, possibly partly silvered
diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.5 cm )
White metal struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of
Thomas Truxtun with legend outside line border: "PATRIAE.PATRIS.FILLIO. DIGNO./THOMAS TRUXTUN." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend outside line border: "U.S. Frigate Constellation of 38 G. pursues attacks & Vanquishes the French ship la Vengeance of 54 G.1.Mar.1800."
Gift of Mr. James Hazen Hyde
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