Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry

Object Number: 
2008.42.178
Date: 
1869-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 64.8mm (2 9/16 in.)
Marks: 
Reverse below legend in exerg,: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Oliver H. Perry facing right with legend: "OLIVERUS H. PERRY. PRINCEPS STAGNO ERIENSE/CLASSIM TOTAM CONTUDIT." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "VIAM INVENIT VITRUS AUT FACIT" and inscription below exergual line: "INTER CLASS. AMERI./ET BRIT. DIE X. SEP./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