Lieutenant Robert Henley Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1942.8
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at right: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Robert Henley naval medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Robert Henley facing right with legend: "ROB. HENLEY EAGLE PRAEFECT. PALMA VIRTU. PER AETERNIT. FLOREBIT." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "UNO LATERE PERCUSSO. ALTERUM/IMPAVIDE VERTIT."; inscription in exergue: "INTER CLASS. AMERI./ET BRIT. DIE XI SEPT./MDCCCXIIII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group