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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.355
Medium: 
Bronze, leather, velvet, brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 72.5mm (2 7/8 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse at bottom: "MOLART. F."; reverse below exergual ine: "MOLART. F."; on edge: cornucopia mark, "BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing left-facing bust-length profile; legend: "LVDOVICVS.MAGNVS.REX.GALLIARVM.INVICTISSIMVS". Reverse shows standing soldier leaning agaisnt column inscribed: "NAVTARVM/ LX . MILL/ CONSCRIPT", ships and sea in background; legend: "BELLO.ET.COMMERCIO."; in exerg.: "M.DC.LXXX". In hinged green leather presentation box lined in red velvet, with brass clasp.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group