John Horn medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.214
Date: 
1875
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 48mm (1 7/8 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse below bust: "C. BARBER."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing left-facing bust-length portrait; legend: "John HORN Jr." Reverse legend above laurel wreath: "BY ACT OF CONGRESS JUNE 20TH 1874" enclosing "IN/ RECOGNITION/ OF THE/ HEROIC EXPLOITS/ IN/ RESCUING MEN/ WOMEN & CHILDREN/ FROM DROWING/ IN/ DETROIT RIVER."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group