Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal
diameter: 2 5/16 in. ( 5.9 cm )
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."
inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at lower right: "FURST"
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