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Master Commandant Thomas MacDonough Naval Medal

Object Number: 
ca. 1878
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
inscription: obverse, in bust truncatuon, at right: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, above exergual line, at right: "FURST. F."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Thomas Macdonough facingright with legend: "THO.MACDONOUGH. STAGNO CHAMPLAIN CLAS.REG.BRIT. SUPERAVIT." Reverse shows naval battle scene with legend: "UNO LATERE PERCUSSO. ALTERUM IMPAVIDE VERTIT"; inscription below exergual line: "INTER CLASS. AMERI./ET BRIT DIE XI SEPT./MDCCCXIIII"
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group