Captain James Biddle Naval Medal

Captain James Biddle Naval Medal
Captain James Biddle Naval Medal
Captain James Biddle Naval Medal
Captain James Biddle Naval Medal
Captain James Biddle Naval Medal
Captain James Biddle Naval Medal
Captain James Biddle Naval Medal
Captain James Biddle Naval Medal
Captain James Biddle Naval Medal
Title
Captain James Biddle Naval Medal
Date 
After 1840
Medium 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Description 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of James Biddle naval medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Biddle facing right with legend: "THE CONGRESS OF THE U.S. CAPT. JAMES BIDDLE./FOR HIS GALLANTRY GOOD CONDUCT AND SERVICES." Reverse shows two warships engaged in combat with legend: "CAPTURE OF THE BRITISH SHIP PENGUIN/BY THE U.S. SHIP HORNET"; inscription in exergue: "OFF TRISTAN D'ACUNHA/MARCH XXIII/MDCCCXV."
Object Number 
1942.1
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "FURST. F."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group