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Captain Stephen Decatur, Jr. Naval Medal

Object Name: Medal
Date: 1820-1881
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 2 9/16 in. (65.1mm)
Place made: United States
Description: 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."
Credit Line: Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 2008.42.171
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Marks: Obverse under left shoulder "FURST. F."