White metal; leather, wood, silk
case: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 9/16 in. ( 5.7 x 5.7 x 1.4 cm )
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at lower center: "R.LOVETT N.Y."
White metal struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of J. Fenimore Cooper facing left; surrounding legend: "THE PERSONIFICATION OF HONOR, TRUTH, AND JUSTUCE." Reverse bears inscription within oak wreath: "TO/J. FENIMORE COOPER,/THE OFFERING/OF A /GRATEFUL HEART/FOR/HIS DISINTERESTED/VINDICATION/OF HIS/BROTHER SAILOR/JESSE D. ELLIOTT." Medal is inset into dark burgundy red square fitted leather case with purple silk velvet interior.
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