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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 
Ca. 1870
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 5/16 in. ( 5.9 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Oliver Perry facing right with legend: "OLIVERUS HAZARD PERRY. PRO PATRIA VICIT/PRESENTED/ BY THE GOVERNEMTN/OF PENNSYLVANIA." Reverse bears a blank space for writing enclosed within laurel wreath with "TO" inscribed inside; legend: "WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY; AND THEY ARE OURS"; inscription below wreath: "IN TESTIMONY OF HIS/PATRIOTISM AND BRAVERY/IN THE NAVAL ACTION ON/LAKE ERIE/SEPTEMBER 10. 1818."
Object Number 
1189
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group