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John Paul Jones Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1950.264
Date: 
1790-1863
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "DUPRE. F." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "DUPRE. F." Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of John Paul Jones facing right with legend: "JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO./COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse depicts naval battle scene with legend: "HOSTIVM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS."; inscription in exergue: "AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII.SEPT./M.DCCLXXVIIII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group