Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4929
Date: 
1840-1866
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on trucation at left: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper obverse electrotype shell showing the uniformed bust of Oliver H. Perry facing right with legend: "OLIVERUS H. PERRY. PRINCEPS STAGNO ERIENSE. CLASSIM TOTAM CONTUDIT." The reverse side of the shell bears a pin soldered at center.
Gallery Label: 
This object appears to be a copper electrotype shell of the obverse die of the medal struck in 1818 commemorating Oliver H. Perry's victory in battle and destruction of the British fleet on Lake Erie.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group