Captain John Paul Jones Naval Medal

Captain John Paul Jones Naval Medal
Title
Captain John Paul Jones Naval Medal
Date 
After 1863
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Description 
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."
Credit Line 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Object Number 
1929.135
Gallery Label 
The first order of American-struck bronze medals for John Paul Jones came on June 7, 1863, when Director of U.S. Mint Pollock requested twenty-five to be made. When the first dies were made in 1863, the artist's name (Dupre) was left off, as on this example.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group