Captain William Bainbridge Naval Medal

Captain William Bainbridge Naval Medal
Title
Captain William Bainbridge Naval Medal
Date 
1817
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing the uniformed bust of William Bainbridge facing right, with a star below, surrounded by legend: "GULIELMUS BAINBRIDGE PATRIA VICTISQUE LAUDATUS." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "PUGNANDO" at center top and an inscription in exergue: "INTER CONST. NAV. AMERI./ET JAV. NAV. ANGL./DIE XXIX DECEM./MDCCCXII."
Object Number 
INV.2668
Marks 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "FURST.F." inscription: reverse, in exergue, lower center: "FURST.F."
Gallery Label 
This medal was awarded by Congress to Captain William Bainbridge, a hero of the War of 1812, for his victory over the British warship Java on December 29, 1812.
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Creative: Tronvig Group