Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.286
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 58.3mm (2 5/16 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing sailing ship at sea behind eagle on anchor; legend: "EXPLORATOR FORTISSIMUS IN PONTO SYLVISQUE FLORUIT". Reverse shows woman at left and soldier at right flanking Seal of South Carolina, with angel flying above with trumpet; legend: "THE WOMEN OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO / LIEUT. VICTOR BLUE U.S.N. / IN HIGH APPRECIATION OF HIS / COURAGE ENTERPRISE AND / DISTINGUISHED SERVICES / IN THE SANTIAGO DE CUBA / CAMPAIGN / 1898".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group