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Captain John Paul Jones Naval Medal

Object Number: 
After 1840
Copper-plated lead
diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.6 cm )
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "DUPRE. F." Inscription: reverse, below inscription in ex., at center: "DUPRE. F."
Copper-plated lead electrotype of John Paul Jones medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Jones facing right with legend: "JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO/COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend above: "HOSTIVM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS"; legend below exergual line: "AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII SEPT./M.DCCLXXVIIII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group