Commodore Edward Preble Naval Medal
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Copper-plated lead electrotype of the Preble naval medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Edward Preble facing left with legend: "EDWARDO PREBLE DUCI STRENUO/COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows naval battle scene with American ships firing at the walls of Tripoli; legend: "VINDICI COMMERCII AMERICANI"; inscription below exergual line: "ANTE TRIPOLI/MDCCCIV."
inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at center: "R."
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