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Captain Stephen Decatur, Jr. Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1942.7
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Stephen Decatur naval medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Decatur facing right with legend: "STEPHANUS DECATUR NAVARCHUS. PUGNIS/PLURIBUS. VICTOR." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend above: "OCCIDIT SIGNUM HOSTILE SIDERA SURGUNT"; inscription in exergue: "INTER STA. UNI. NAV. AMERI./ET MACEDO. NAV. ANG. DIE/XXV OCTOBRIS/MDCCCXII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group