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Captains Creighton, Low, and Stouffer Life Saving Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4750
Date: 
1861
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 15/16 in. ( 7.5 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing shield with the arms of the City of Philadelphia flanked by two female allegorical figures; reverse is inscribed: "TESTIMONIAL/TO/CAPTAINS/CRIGHTON (sic), LOW AND STOUFFER./OF THE SHIPS/THREE BELLS, KILBY, AND ANTARCTIC./FROM THE CORPORATION/OF THE/CITY OF PHILADELPHIA./FOR THEIR GALLANTRY IN RESCUING/THE PASSENGERS FROM THE WRECK OF/THE STEAMER/SAN FRANCISCO/JANUARY 1854."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group