John Barry Commemorative medal

Object Number: 
INV.3273
Date: 
ca. 1903
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, lower right: "JB" inscription: reverse, at right below exergual line: "JB"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of John Barry facing left with inscription at center left: .JOHN.BARRY./.COMMODORE./.UNITED. STATES/.NAVY.BORN/.1745.DIED./.1803." Reverse shows seated female figure facing right with left hand stretched and right hand holding shield and sword, an American eagle at her right; inscription within field: ".1776./.COMMANDED./.THE.LEXINGTON."CARRYING./.THE.FIRST.AMERICAN.FLAG.ON./.THE.OCEAN.THE EFFINGHAM./.THE RALEIGH./.THE ALLIANCE./.THE UNITED./.STATES."; below exergual line: ".1803."
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Creative: Tronvig Group