State Department Lifesaving Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.382
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 66.5mm (2 5/8 in.)
Marks: 
Reverse bottom left: "LEUTZE DEL."; right: "ELLIS SC."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing national coat of arms; legend: "UNITED STATES/ OF/ AMERICA". Reverse shows blank scroll above scene of rescue on shore with wrecked ship and lighthouse in background.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group