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Commander Duncan Ingraham Naval Medallion
Date: 1855
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (Medal): 3 15/16 in. (10 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing the American and Austrian ships at anchor in the harbor of Smyrna, Turkey; inscription in center exergue: "SMYRNA./AMERICAN AUSTRIAN/SLOOP OF WAR BRIG OF WAR/ST LOUIS, HUSSAR." Reverse bears inscription surrounded by wreath of laurel and oak branches with eagle and stars below: "PRESENTED/BY THE/PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES/TO/COMMANDER DUNCAN N. INGRAHAM/AS A TESTIMONIAL OF THE HIGH SENSE/ENTERTAINED BY CONGRESS/OF HIS GALLANT AND JUDICIOUS CONDUCT/ON THE 2d OF JULY 1853./JOINT RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS AUGUST 4th 1854."
Credit Line: Gift of John V. Irwin
Object Number: 1929.141
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Marks: inscription: obverse, below exergual inscription, at center: "LONGACRE" inscription: obverse, below exegual line, at left: "S. EASTMAN D." inscription: obverse, below exergual line, at right: "P. F.CROSS SC." inscription: reverse, below design, at left: "S. EASTMAN D." inscription: reverse, below design, at right: "J.B.LONGACRE SC."