Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.203
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 25.4mm (1 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse under bust: "BOLEN"
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing right-facing bust-length portrait of Lincoln; legend: "LINCOLN." Reverse legend: "A PIECE OF COPPER/ TAKEN FROM/ THE/ WRECK OF THE/ REBEL/ RAM MERRIMAC./ IN 1862/ BY/ J.F. PRATT/ A.A. SURG. U.S.A./ ONLY TEN STRUCK."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group