Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.219
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 31.8mm (1 1/4 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing battleship above crossed flags and shield; legend: "U.S. BATTLESHIP MAINE DESTROYED AT HAVANA/ FEB.15.1898." Reverse shows man with flag in one and hat in other, with sea and ship in background.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group