Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.363
Date: 
1913
Medium: 
Silver-plated metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 38.3mm (1 1/2 in.)
Marks: 
Reverse flanking date "W. & H. CO./ NEWARK, N.J."
Description: 
Silver-plated metal struck medal with obverse showing battleship at sea, anchor at bottom surrounded by legend: "NAVY/ DAY". Reverse shows border text "NEWPORT, R.I./ JULY 2-3, 1913" surrounding text: "THE/ UNITED STATES NAVY/ IS THE BEST INSURANCE AGAINST WAR,/ AND THE ONLY/ GUARANTEE/ OF NATIONAL HONOR/ IF WAR COMES./ T.R." Loop fused to 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