Captain Thomas Truxtun Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1942.34
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group