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Captain James Lawrence Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1942.19
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of James Lawrence naval medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Lawrence facing right with legend: "JAC. LAWRENCE DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "MANSUETUD. MAJ. QUAM VICTORIA."; inscription in exergue: "INTER HORNET NAV. AMERI./ET PEACOCK NAV. ANG./DIE XXIV. FEB./MDCCCXIII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group