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Coast Survey (Bache) Life Saving Medal

Object Number: 
1214
Date: 
After 1861
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/16 in. ( 3.4 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse bearing inscription within laurel wreath: "FOR/GALLANTRY/ AND HUMANITY/DEC. 1846." Reverse with inscription in a plain field: "THE/TREASURY DEPARTMENT/OF THE UNITED STATES/COAST SURVEY/TO"; space for engraving below.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group