diameter: 2 15/16 in. ( 7.4 cm )
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "S. ELLIS SC."
inscription: reverse, above exergual line: "Paquet. F."
Bronze struck medal with clothed bust of James Buchanan facing right with legend: "JAMES BUCHANAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES/1857." Reverse shows the scene of Aesculapus shielding two crew members from death with legend: "TO Dr. FREDERICK ROSE, ASSISTANT SURGEON, ROYAL NAVY, G.B." and inscription below exergual line: "FOR KINDNESS AND HUMANITY/TO OFFICERS AND CREW/OF THE U.S. STEAMER/SUSQUEHANNA."
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