Captain Isaac Hull Naval Medal

Captain Isaac Hull Naval Medal
Title
Captain Isaac Hull Naval Medal
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.
Object Number 
INV.4930
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