Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal

Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal
Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal
Title
Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal
Date 
After 1880
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 5/16 in. ( 5.9 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Oliver H. Perry facing right with legend: "OLIVERUS HAZARD PERRY. PRO PATRIA VICIT/PRESENTED/BY THE GOVERNMENT/OF PENNSYLVANIA." Reverse with naval battle scene with eagle flying overhead with streamer inscribed "VICTORY" in its beak; legend: "WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY; AND THEY ARE OURS./REPRODUCTION 1880 [in small type at bottom center]"; inscription below exergual line: "BRITISH FLEET ON LAKE ERIE./CAPTURED SEPTEMBER 10.1813."
Credit Line 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Object Number 
1929.137
Marks 
inscription: reverse, above exergual line, at right: "FURST"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group