Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.386
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Bronzed metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 63.6mm (2 1/2 in.)
Description: 
Bronzed metal struck medal with obverse showing left-facing bust-length profile; legend: "HERO OF THE STRUGGLE AGAINST ATROCIOUS BRITISH DESPOTISM/ THEODORE WOLFE TONE/ 1798". Reverse shows legend over crossed swords and date: "IN LOVING/AND/ EVERLASTING/ REMEMBRANCE/ OF/ THE BRAVE, THE FAITHFUL, AND THE TRUE/ FREEDOMS BATTLE ONCE BEGUN, BEQUEATHED FROM BLEEDING/ SIRE TO SON,/ THOUGH BAFFLED OFT IS/ EVER WON./ 1798/1898".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group