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Captain James Lawrence Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1943.436
Date: 
1868-1885
Medium: 
Gilt bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 5/8 in. ( 6.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "FURST F" inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at lower left: "FURST F"
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with uniformed bust of James Lawrence facing right with legend: "JAC.LAWRENCE DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI." Reverse shows a naval battle scene with legend: "MANSUETUD MAJ QUAM VICTORIA" and inscription below exergual line: "INTER HORNET NAV AMERI/ET PEACOCK NAV ANG/DIE XXIV FEB/MDCCCXIII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group