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Captain James Biddle Naval Medal

Object Number: 
After 1840
Copper-plated lead
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "FURST. F."
Copper-plated lead electrotype of James Biddle naval medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Biddle facing right with legend: "THE CONGRESS OF THE U.S. CAPT. JAMES BIDDLE./FOR HIS GALLANTRY GOOD CONDUCT AND SERVICES." Reverse shows two warships engaged in combat with legend: "CAPTURE OF THE BRITISH SHIP PENGUIN/BY THE U.S. SHIP HORNET"; inscription in exergue: "OFF TRISTAN D'ACUNHA/MARCH XXIII/MDCCCXV."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group