Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.230
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 30.7mm (1 3/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse under bust: "W. & H. CO. NEWARK, N.J."; upper right over bust "G".
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing right-facing bust-length portrait of Dewey in uniform; legend: "ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY." Reverse shows ship at sea; legend: "WELCOME TO OUR HERO'; in exerg.: "OLYMPIA".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group