Captain John Paul Jones Naval Medal
diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Bronze struck medal, with obverse showing uniformed bust of John P. Jones facing right with legend: "JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PREAFECTO/COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "HOSTIVUM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS" and inscription below exergual line: "AD ORAM SCOTIAM XXIII SEPT./MDCCLXXVIIII."
Gift of John V. Irwin
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