Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.233
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
height and width: 50.6 x 36mm (2 x 1 7/16 in.)
Description: 
Brass molded badge suspended from bar with pin back; bar inscription: "WELCOME"; circular medal with laurel wreath border topped with eagle and colored crossed flags: center shows right-facing bust-length portrait of Dewey inside legend: "THE NATION'S HERO/ ADMIRAL GEO. DEWEY". Reverse shows battleship at sea; legend: "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