Captain Stephen Decatur, Jr. Naval Medal

Captain Stephen Decatur, Jr. Naval Medal
Captain Stephen Decatur, Jr. Naval Medal
Title
Captain Stephen Decatur, Jr. Naval Medal
Date 
1881
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Stephen Decatur, Jr. facing right with legend: "STEPHANUS DECATUR NAVARCHUS, PUGNIS/PLURIBUS, VICTOR." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "OCCIDIT SIGNUM HOSTILE SIDERA SURGUNT" and inscription below exergual line: "INTER STA.UNI.NAV. AMERI/ET MACEDO.NAV.ANG.DIE/XXV OCTOBRIS/MDCCCXII"
Credit Line 
Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1966.82
Marks 
inscription: obverse, on bust truncation. at left: "FURST F." inscription: reverse, above exergual line, at left: "FURST F." inscription: reverse, above exergual line, at right: "REPRODUCTION 1881"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group