Captain Stephen Decatur, Jr. Naval Medal
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Stephen Decatur, Jr. facing right, with legend: "STEPHANUS DECATUR NAVARCHUS. PUGNIS PLURIBUS, VICTOR." Reverse shows naval battle with legend above: "OCCIDIT SIGNUM HOSTILE SIDERA SURGUNT"; inscription in exergue: "INTER STA.UNI. NAV. AMERI./ET MACEDO.NAV.ANG.DIE/XXV OCTOBRIS/MDCCCXII."
inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "FURST. F."
inscription: reverse, below exergual line, at left: "FURST F."
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