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Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1925.144
Date: 
1869-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower center: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Oliver H. Perry facing right with legend: "OLIVERUS H. PERRY. PRINCEPS STAGNO ERIENSE./CLASSIM TOTAM CONTUDIT." Reverse depicts naval battle scene with legend above: "VIAM INVENIT VIRTUS AUT FACIT"; inscription in exergue: "INTER CLASS. AMERI./ET BRIT. DIE X.SEP./MDCCCXIII."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group