Captain Stephen Decatur, Jr. Naval Medal
diameter: 2 5/8 in. ( 6.7 cm )
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"
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "FURST. F."
inscription: reverse, below exergual line, at center: "FURST F."
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