Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal

Object Number: 
INV.2671
Date: 
1818-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: reverse, below exergual insctiption at 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 shows naval battle with legend: "VIAM INVENIT VIRTUS AUT FACIT" and inscription below exergual line: "INTER CLASS. AMERI./ET BRIT. DIE X.SEP./MDCCCXIII."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group