Captain James Lawrence Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1929.147
Date: 
1868-1885
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 5/8 in. ( 6.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "FURST F" inscription: reverse, on exergual line: "FURST F"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of James 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" and inscription in exergue: "INTER HORNET NAV AMERI/ET PEACOCK NAV ANG/DIE XXIV FEB/MDCCCXIII"
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group