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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.234
Date: 
ca.1898
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 35.9mm (1 7/16 in.)
Description: 
Brass struck medal with obverse showing right front-facing bust-length portrait of Dewey; legend: "DEWEY'S VICTORY SUR.OF.MANILLA/ MAY 1, 1898/ AUG. 15, 1898". Reverse shows battleship at center; legend "DEWEY'S FLAG-SHIP "; in exerg.: "OLYMPIA / 5,800 TONS". Two loops fused at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group