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