Captain William Bainbridge Naval Medal

Captain William Bainbridge Naval Medal
Captain William Bainbridge Naval Medal
Title
Captain William Bainbridge Naval Medal
Date 
1817
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 64.9mm (2 9/16 in.)
Description 
Fire gilt 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."
Credit Line 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number 
2008.42.173
Marks 
Obverse under right of bust, and under legend in exerg.: "FURST. F."
Gallery Label 
This medal was probably donated by John Sanford Barnes (1836-1911), founder of the Naval History Society and grandson-in-law of William Bainbridge.
Provenance 
Possible descent: William Bainbridge (1774-1833); to his daughter, Sarah Bainbridge Hayes; to her daughter, Susan Bainbridge Hayes, who married John Sanford Barnes (1836-1911), founder of the Naval History Society.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group