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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.269
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 35.2mm (1 3/8 in.)
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing right-facing bust-length profile of Dewey; legend "ADMIRAL GEO. DEWEY". Reverse shows battleship at sea within border of rope tied at bottom; legend outside wreath: "MANILA BAY MAY 1. 1898."; in exerg.: "U.S.S. OLYMPIA ".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group