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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.282
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 37.9mm (1 1/2 in.)
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing accolated right-facing busts; legend "MANILA BAY MAY 1. SANTIAGO JULY 3. 1898." reverse shows wreath surrounding square holding text: "YOU CAN COMMENCE / FIRING AS SOON AS / YOU ARE READY / MAY 1, 1898./ THERE IS GLORY / ENOUGH FOR ALL /JULY 3, 1898." Hole punched 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