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Lieutenant William Barrows Naval Medal

Lieutenant William Barrows Naval Medal
Title
Lieutenant William Barrows Naval Medal
Date 
After 1840
Medium 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Description 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of William Burrows naval medal with obverse showing tombstone, with funeral urn above and military trophies around; legend: "VICTORIAM TIBI CLARAM./PATRIAE MAESTAM." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "VIVERE SAT VINCERE" and inscription in exergue: "INTER ENTERPRIZE NAV./AMERI. ET BOXER NAV./BRIT. DIE IV SEPT./MDCCCXIII."
Object Number 
1942.3
Marks 
inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue, at lower center: "FURST. F."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group