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Commander Duncan Ingraham Naval Medallion

Object Number: 
INV.11365
Date: 
1855
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 4 in. ( 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below exergual line, at left: "S. EASTMAN D." inscription: obverse, below exergual line, at right: "P. F. CROSS SC." inscription: obverse, below exergual inscription, at center: "LONGACRE" inscription: reverse, at left below field
Description: 
Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing the American and Austrian ships at anchor in the harbor of Smyrna, Turkey; inscribed in exergue: "SMYRNA [at center]/AMERICAN/SLOOP OF WAR/ST. LOUIS. [at left]/AUSTRIAN/BRIG OF WAR/HUSSAR [at right]." Reverse with wreath of oak and laurel, with American eagle and stars underneath, surrounding inscription: "PRESENTED/BY THE/PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES/TO/COMMANDER DUNCAN N. INGRAHAM/AS A TESTIMONIAL OF THE HIGH SENSE/ENTERTAINED BY CONGRESS/OF HIS GALLANT AND JUDICIOUS CONDUCT/ON THE 2d OF JULY 1858./JOINT RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS AUGUST 4th 1854."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group