John Paul Jones Plaquette
Overall: 2 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 5.9 x 7.9 x 0.3 cm )
inscription: obverse, lower right within border: "V.D.Brenner"
Struck bronze plaquette with obverse showing uniformed bust of John Paul Jones with laurel branch and small anchor within shield; legend below exergual line reads: "JOHN.PAVL.JONES/.1747.1792." Reverse shows winged allegorical female figure holding laurel wreath and blowing a trumpet, in the background is procession of men, horses, and wagons and the cupola of French Pantheon; inscription above: "AMERICA.CLAIMS.HER.ILLVSTRIOVS.DEAD", in ex.: "PARIS.ANNAPOLIS.1905."
This plaquette commemorating the transfer of John Paul Jones's body was issued by the American Numismatic Society and executed in Paris. It is second in the ANS series of noted men connected with American history.
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