Captain John Paul Jones Naval Medal

Object Number: 
INV.2598c
Date: 
1790-1863
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "DUPRE. F." Inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue: "DUPRE. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of John Paul Jones facing right with legend: "JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO./COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "HOSTIVM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS"; inscription below exergual line: "AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII SEPT./M.DCCLXXVIIII."
Credit Line: 
Presented by Geo. W. Irving
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group