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John Paul Jones commemorative medal

Obverse is relief portrait of Jones with Latin inscription. Reverse has lively scene of naval battle with Latin inscriptions permitting specific identification of incident, which was the spectacular battle off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, between Jones’s ship, the Bonhomme Richard, and the HMS Serapis, on 23 Sept 1779. Occasion for the medal is unknown.


ID: 1999-00217
Millikan, Robert Andrews (Experimental Physicist, Nobel Laureate, Caltech President)

MEDIUM: Bronze; FORMAT: medal; LENGTH: 2.25 inches diam.; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: History

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