Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.292
Date: 
1900
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 32.8mm (1 5/16 in.)
Description: 
Metal struck medal with obverse showing Chinese temple above dragon; legend: "CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION/ 1900" Reverse shows eagle on anchor at center with oak and laurel branches below; legend: "UNITED STATES NAVY/ FOR SERVICE". Loop fused at top; medal hangs by ring from yellow grosgrain ribbon with two black stripes affixed to pinback.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group