Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.255
Date: 
1899
Medium: 
Brass, bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 35.4mm (1 3/8 in.)
Marks: 
Reverse of bronze surrounding brass: "SCHWAAB S. & S. CO. MILWAUKEE."
Description: 
Brass struck medal set into bronze circular frame with laurel leaf pattern. Obverse shows right front-facing bust-length portrait of Dewey; legend: "NEW YORK WELCOMES/ THE HERO/ SEPT/ 28-30/ 1899". Reverse shows battleship at sea; legend: "DEWEY'S FLAG-SHIP"; in exerg.: "OLYMPIA/ 5,800 TONS". 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