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Commander Duncan Ingraham Naval Medallion
Date: 1855
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 4 1/16 in. (10.3 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; inscribed in exergue: "SMYRNA [at center]/AMERICAN/SLOOP OF WAR/ST. LOUIS. [at left]/AUSTRIAN/BRIG OF WAR/HUSSAR [at right]." Reverse with wreath of oak and laurel, with American eagle and stars underneath, surrounding inscription: "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 1858./JOINT RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS AUGUST 4th 1854."
Object Number: INV.2807
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Marks: inscription: obverse, at left below exergual line: "S. EASTMAN D." inscription: obverse, at right below exergual line: "P.F.CROSS SC." inscription: obverse, below exergual inscription at center: "LONGACRE" inscription: reverse, at bottom left: "S. EASTMAN D." inscription: reverse, at bottom right: "J.B. LONGACRE SC."