Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal

Object Number: 
INV.2692
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Silvered copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 3/8 in. ( 6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: reverse, on exergual inscription, at right: "FURST" inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue: "REPRODUCTION 1880"
Description: 
Silvered bronze struck medal with uniformed bust of Oliver H. Perry facing left with legend: "OLIVERUS HAZARD PERRY. PRO PATRIA VICIT/PRESENTED/BY THE GOVERNMENT/OF PENNSYLVANIA." Reverse shows naval combat scene with eagle flying overhead, holding streamer labelled "VICTORY"; legend: "WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY; AND THEY ARE OURS."; inscription in exergue: "BRITISH FLEET ON LAKE ERIE./CAPTURED SEPTEMBER 10.1813."
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Creative: Tronvig Group