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Captain Jacob Jones Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1942.17
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Jacob Jones naval medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Jones facing right; legend above: "JACOBUS JONES VIRTUS IN ARDUA TENDIT." Reverse depicts naval battle scene with legend above: "VICTORIAM HOSTI MAJORI CELERRIME RAPUIT."; inscription in exergue: "INTER WASP NAV. AMERI./ET FROLIC NAV. ANG./DIE XVIII OCT./MDCCCXII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group