Lieutenant Edward R. McCall Naval Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.177
Date: 
1820-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 64.9mm (2 9/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse at bottom left of bust and under legend in exerg.: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Edward McCall facing right with legend: "EDWARD R. McCALL NAVIS ENTERPRISE PRAEFECTUS/SIC ITUR AD ASTRA." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "VIVERE SAT VINCERE" and inscription below exergual line: "INTER ENTERPRIZE NAV./AMERI. ET BOXER NAV./BRIT. DIE IV SEPT./MDCCCXIII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group