Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.231
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 46.5mm (1 13/16 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing front right-facing bust-length portrait of Dewey above battleship at sea; reverse shows standing draped female figure with outstretched arms supporting banner reading "GRIDLEY YOU MAY FIRE WHEN READY"; text flanking figure: "FROM THE/ CITIZENS/ OF OLYMPIA/ AND STATE/ OF WASH/ INGTON/ GREETING/ OF OLYMPIA/ TO HER/ NAMESAKE/ MDCCC/ XCVIII". Hole punched at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group