Master Commandant Jesse D. Elliott Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1942.9
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation at left: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Jesse D. Elliott naval medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Elliot facing right with legend: "JESSE D. ELLIOTT. NIL ACTUM REPUTANS SI QUID/SUPERESSET AGENDUM." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "VIAM INVENIT VIRTUS AUT FACIT"; inscription below exergual line: "INTER CLASS. AMERI./ET BRIT. DIE X. SEP./MDCCCXIII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group