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John Paul Jones Plaquette

Object Number: 
INV.3467
Date: 
1906
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 1/16 in. ( 5.9 x 7.9 x 0.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: at lower right: "VD Brenner"
Description: 
Struck proof of reverse of the plaquette showing winged allegorical figure of Fame holding a laurel wreath and blowing a trumpet; in the background is a procession of men, horses, and wagons and the cupola of French Pantheon; inscription above: "AMERICA.CLAIMS.HER.ILLVSTRIOVS.DEAD," in ex.: "PARIS.ANNAPOLIS.1905."
Gallery Label: 
This plaquette commemorating the transfer of John Paul Jones's body was issued by the American Numismatic Society and executed in Paris. It is second in the ANS series of noted men connected with American history.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group