Captain Stephen Decatur, Jr. Naval Medal
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
inscription: obverse, on bust truncation. at left: "FURST F." inscription: reverse, above exergual line, at left: "FURST F." inscription: reverse, above exergual line, at right: "REPRODUCTION 1881"
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Stephen Decatur, Jr. facing right with legend: "STEPHANUS DECATUR NAVARCHUS, PUGNIS/PLURIBUS, VICTOR." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "OCCIDIT SIGNUM HOSTILE SIDERA SURGUNT" and inscription below exergual line: "INTER STA.UNI.NAV. AMERI/ET MACEDO.NAV.ANG.DIE/XXV OCTOBRIS/MDCCCXII"
Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
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