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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."; below truncation: "PRESENTED/BY THE GOVERNMENT/OF PENNSYLVANIA." Reverse shows naval battle with legend: "WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY; AND THEY ARE OURS."; below exergual line: "BRITISH FLEET ON LAKE ERIE./CAPTURED SEPTEMBER 10.1813./reproduction 1880."
Object Number 
INV.3315
Marks 
inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at lower right: "FURST"
Gallery Label 
The original reverse die for this medal was replaced in 1880; medals struck since that time bear the words "REPRODUCTION 1880" in exergue.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group