Treasury Department -- Second Class Life Saving Medal (1876)
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing drowning sailor being rescued by female; legend: "LIFE SAVING MEDAL OF THE SECOND CLASS/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Reverse with blank space surrounded by wreath; legend: "ACT OF CONGRESS JUNE 20th 1874"; legend outside corded border: "IN TESTIMONY OF HEROIC DEEDS IN SAVING LIFE PROM THE PERILS OF THE SEA."
inscription: obverse, at lower center of design: "PAQUET"
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