Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.236
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 36mm (1 7/16 in.)
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing right-facing bust-length portrait of Dewey; legend: "ADMIRAL GEO. W. DEWEY". Reverse shows battleship at sea; legend: "DEWEY'S FLAG-SHIP"; in exerg.: "OLYMPIA/ 5,800 TONS". Two loops fused 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