Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.291
Date: 
1900
Medium: 
Bronze, copper, ribbon
Dimensions: 
diameter: 47.5mm (1 7/8 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse at bottom right: "C.D. PEACOCK"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing battleship at sea; legend: "ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY/ U.S.S. OLYMPIA". Reverse shows flags at bottom under cartouches joined by rope with central anchor, each inscribed: "OLYMPIA / BALTIMORE / RALEIGH / PETREL / CONCORD / BOSTON / McCULLOUGH"; legend: "IN MEMORY OF THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY OF MANILA BAY/ CHICAGO MAY 1, 1900". Loops fused at top left and right; medal hangs by links from copper pinback topped with eagle and two sea creatures flanking "RECEPTION/ COMMITTEE"; anchor with "D" entwined hangs from center of pinback; backed by crimson grosgrain ribbon.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group