Lieutenant William Burrows Naval Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.176
Date: 
1817-1880
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 65.2mm (2 9/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse below tomb and reverse under legend in exerg.: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing tomb, with funeral urn above and military trophies around with inscription: "W.BURROWS" in oval reserve on tomb; legend: "VICTORIAM TIBI CLARAM. PATRIAE MAESTAM." Reverse shows naval battle and legend: "VIVERE SAT VINCERE," inscription in exergue.: "ENTER 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