John Barry Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.165
Date: 
1803
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 63.9mm (2 1/2 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of John Barry facing left with inscription at 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."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group