Captain Thomas Truxtun Naval Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.163
Date: 
ca. 1802
Medium: 
White metal, possibly partly silvered
Dimensions: 
diameter: 56.7mm (2 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing left-facing uniformed bust of Thomas Truxtun with legend outside line border; legend: "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." in exergue.: BY VOTE OF CONGRESS TO/ THOMAS TRUXTUN/ 24 MAR. 1800."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group