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Commodore Edward Preble Naval Medal

Commodore Edward Preble Naval Medal
Title
Commodore Edward Preble Naval Medal
Date 
1884
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with uniformed bust of Edward Preble facing left surrounded by legend: "EDWARDO PREBLE DUCI STRENUO/COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows naval battle scene with American ships firing at the walls of Tripoli; legend: "VINDICI COMMERCII AMERICANI"; inscription in exergue: "ANTE TRIPOLI/MDCCCIV."
Object Number 
INV.2658
Marks 
inscription: obverse, on bust truncation: "R." inscription: reverse, below exergual inscription, at center: "REPRODUCTION 1884."
Gallery Label 
Commodore Edward Preble (1761-1807), who commanded the American fleet during the Barbary Wars in the Mediterranean, was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by an 1805 Resolution of the United States Congress, in honor of his skill and bravery onboard the U.S.S. Constitution in the battle off Tripoli in 1804.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group