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Captain Isaac Hull Naval Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4930
Date: 
1840-1885
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Copper obverse electrotype shell showing the uniformed bust of Isaac Hull facing left and surrounded by legend: "PERITOS ARTE SUPERIT JUL. MDCCCXII AUG. CERTAMINE FORTES/ISAACUS HULL [below bust center]." The reverse side of the shell bears a pin soldered at center.
Gallery Label: 
This appears to be a copper electrotype shell of the obverse die of the medal struck in 1816 by the U.S. Mint and presented as a military award to War of 1812 hero Isaac Hull.
Provenance: 
Julian, NA-12
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group