Captain Thomas Truxtun Naval Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.164
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 57mm (2 1/4 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Thomas Truxtun facing left. Reverse shows a naval battle scene with inscription below exergual line: "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