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John Horn Life Saving Medal
Date: 1875
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude male bust facing left with legend running vertically at right of image: "JOHN HORN Jr." Reverse bears inscription within central roundel, surrounded by laurel wreath: "IN/ RECOGNITION/OF HIS/HEROIC EXPLOITS/IN/RESCUING MEN/WOMEN & CHILDREN/FROM DROWNING/IN/DETROIT RIVER"; legend within line border: "BY ACT OF CONGRESS JUNE 20th 1874."
Object Number: INV.4404
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "C.BARBER."