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Object Name: Medal
Date: 1898 or later
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed three-quarter portrait of George Dewey facing right with legend: "ADMIRAL. U.S.N. GEO. DEWEY." Reverse shows winged allegorical figure of Victory flanked by winged putti holding torch and scepter, with star above; legend: "VICTORY.MANILA MAY 1ST 1898."
Object Number: 2334
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower center of border: "C.F.ALIESKY SC."

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This medal commemorates the victory of the U.S. Asiatic Squadron under the command of commodore George Dewey in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War of 1898.