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Captain Thomas Truxtun Naval Medal

Object Number: 
INV.1801
Date: 
1800-1880
Medium: 
Gilt copper; leather, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 3 11/16 x 3 11/16 x 7/8 in. ( 9.4 x 9.4 x 2.2 cm ) diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.5 cm )
Description: 
Gilt bronze medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Thomas Truxtun facing left. Reverse shows naval battle scene with inscription in exergue: "By vote of Congress, to/THOMAS TRUXTUN/24 Mar. 1800." Black square fitted leather case with burgundy red silk velvet and silk satin lining.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group