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Commander Duncan Ingraham Naval Medallion

Object Number: 
1929.141
Date: 
1855
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 15/16 in. ( 10 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below exergual inscription, at center: "LONGACRE" inscription: obverse, below exegual line, at left: "S. EASTMAN D." inscription: obverse, below exergual line, at right: "P. F.CROSS SC." inscription: reverse, below design, at left
Description: 
Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing the American and Austrian ships at anchor in the harbor of Smyrna, Turkey; inscription in center exergue: "SMYRNA./AMERICAN AUSTRIAN/SLOOP OF WAR BRIG OF WAR/ST LOUIS, HUSSAR." Reverse bears inscription surrounded by wreath of laurel and oak branches with eagle and stars below: "PRESENTED/BY THE/PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES/TO/COMMANDER DUNCAN N. INGRAHAM/AS A TESTIMONIAL OF THE HIGH SENSE/ENTERTAINED BY CONGRESS/OF HIS GALLANT AND JUDICIOUS CONDUCT/ON THE 2d OF JULY 1853./JOINT RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS AUGUST 4th 1854."
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group