Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.172
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 69.8mm (2 3/4 in.)
Marks: 
On obverse at bottom on either sude of bust: "ADAM PIETZ"
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing right-facing bust-length portrait of Decatur; legend in wide rim: "STEPHEN DECATUR/ 1779-1820." Reverse shows battling ships at sea with eagle at bottom; legend in wide rim: "BATTLE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE MACEDONIAN."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group