Commodore Edward Preble Naval Medal

Commodore Edward Preble Naval Medal
Title
Commodore Edward Preble Naval Medal
Date 
1820-1885
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Edward Preble with legend: "EDWARDO PREBLE DUCI STRENUO/COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "VINDICI COMMERCII AMERICANI" and inscription below exergual line: "ANTE TRIPOLI/MDCCCIV"
Object Number 
INV.3362
Marks 
inscription: obverse, on the slope of bust: "R."
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group