Captain Thomas Truxtun Naval Medal

Captain Thomas Truxtun Naval Medal
Title
Captain Thomas Truxtun Naval Medal
Date 
After 1840
Medium 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.6 cm )
Description 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Thomas Truxtun naval medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Truxtun facing left with legend around border: "PATRIAE PATRES FILIO DIGNO/THOMAS TRUXTUN." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend around border: "U.S. Frigate Constellation of 32 G. pursues attacks & Vanquishes the French ship La Vengeance of 54 G.1.Feb. 1800"; inscription below exergual line: "By vote of Congress.TO/THOMAS TRUXTUN/24 MAR. 1800."
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Object Number 
1942.34
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group