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Captain John Paul Jones Naval Medal

Object Number: 
INV.11366
Date: 
1790-1863
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, on truncation of bust, at left: "DUPRE. F." inscription: edge, at lower center: "ARGENT"
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of John Paul Jones facing right with legend "JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO/COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse with naval battle scene and legend "HOSTIVM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS"; inscription below exergual line: "AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII. SEPT. M.DCCLXXVIII."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group