Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
inscription: on trucation at left: "FURST. F."
Copper obverse electrotype shell showing the uniformed bust of Oliver H. Perry facing right with legend: "OLIVERUS H. PERRY. PRINCEPS STAGNO ERIENSE. CLASSIM TOTAM CONTUDIT." The reverse side of the shell bears a pin soldered at center.
This object appears to be a copper electrotype shell of the obverse die of the medal struck in 1818 commemorating Oliver H. Perry's victory in battle and destruction of the British fleet on Lake Erie.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.