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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.384
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 76.6mm (3 in.)
Marks: 
Reverse bottom left: "C. LAWRENCE D."; right: "W & C BARBER F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing sailing ship in background, in foreground wreck and rowboat in waves; legend: "VESSEL OWNERS & CAPTAINS ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA/ REWARD OF MERIT". Reverse shows laurel wreath surrounding blank space for inscription; legend: "AWARDED TO"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group