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Captain Johnston Blakeley Naval Medal

Object Number: 
After 1840
Copper-plated lead
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
inscription: obverse, at center below bust truncation: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "FURST. F."
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Blakeley naval medal, with obverse showing uniformed bust of Johnston Blakeley facing right, with legend: "JOHNSTON BLAKELEY REOP. FAED. AM. NAV. WASP DUX." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "EHEU! BIS VICTOR PATRIA TUA TE LUGET PLAUDITQ."; inscription in exergue: "INTER WASP NAV. AMERI./ET REINDEER NAV. ANG./DIE XXVIII JUNUS/MDCCCXIV."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group