John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis, United States, 1779

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Description
One (1) John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1779
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait of Jones in uniform (based off of Houdon's bust).
Obverse Text: JOANNI / PAVLO / JONE / CLASSIS / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUPRE. / F.
Reverse Image: A smoking Bonhomme Richard, holed and with broken mast, faces left in front of the foremast and bowsprit of Serapis; fighting sailors and rubbish are visible in the water and Alliance resides in the background.
Reverse Text: HOSTIVM / NAVIBVS / CAPTIS / AVT / FVGATIS / AD / ORAM / SCOTIAE / XXIII / SEPT / M.DCCLXXVIIII / DUPRE. / F.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1779
associated date
1779 09 23
associated person
Dupre, Augustin
Jones, John Paul
issuing authority
Congress of the United States
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
manufacturer
Paris Mint
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 56.6 mm; 2 7/32 in
ID Number
NU.76.23.09
catalog number
1977.0393.0009
accession number
1977.0393
catalog number
76.23.09
Credit Line
Stack family
related event
Unlinked Event
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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