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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.256
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Gold, brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 31.1mm (1 1/4 in.)
Marks: 
Reverse at bottom of cross: "J.H. DIEHL/ 18 N. 9/ PHILADA."
Description: 
Gold struck medalet set into uniface brass maltese cross with loop fused at top. Obverse shows right front-facing bust-length portrait of Dewey; legend: " ADMIRAL DEWEY U.S. N.". Reverse legend: "OUR FATHER/ WHO ART IN HEAVEN/ HALLOWED BE THY NAME/ THY KINGDOM COME/ THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH/ AS IT IS IN HEAVEN/ GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD/ AND FORGIVE US OUR TRSPASSES/ AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO/ TRESPASS AGAINST US/ AND LEAD US NOT INTO/ TEMPTATION/ BUT DELIVER US/ FROM EVIL/ AMEN".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group