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Lieutenant Edward R. McCall Naval Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.376
Date: 
ca. 1817
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 65mm (2 9/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse and reverse at bottom: "FURST F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Edward McCall facing right; legend: "EDWARD R. McCALL NAVIS ENTERPRISE PRAEFECTUS/SIC ITUR AD ASTRA." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "VIVERE SAT VINCERE"; in exerg.: "INTER ENTERPRIZE NAV./AMERI. ET BOXER NAV./BRIT. DIE IV SEPT./MDCCCXIII"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group