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John Horn Life Saving Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4404
Date: 
1875
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 7/8 in. ( 4.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "C.BARBER."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude male bust facing left with legend running vertically at right of image: "JOHN HORN Jr." Reverse bears inscription within central roundel, surrounded by laurel wreath: "IN/ RECOGNITION/OF HIS/HEROIC EXPLOITS/IN/RESCUING MEN/WOMEN & CHILDREN/FROM DROWNING/IN/DETROIT RIVER"; legend within line border: "BY ACT OF CONGRESS JUNE 20th 1874."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group