Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.182
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 42mm (1 5/8 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse show two ships battling at sea; legend: " "WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY ARE OURS"; in exergue.: " LAKE ERIE/ SEP. 10th 1813". Reverse shows oak wreath to left and laurel wreath to right around blank middle space topped with "TO"; legend: "BY RESOLUTION OF / THE / KENTUCKY / LEGISLATION / FEB.11th 1860"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group