John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis, United States, 1779 (U.S. Mint copy dies)

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Description (Brief)
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
General Information: Dupre's name does not appear on piece; U.S Mint copy dies.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1779
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse 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: 57.2 mm; 2 1/4 in
ID Number
1988.0063.0075
catalog number
1988.0063.0075
accession number
1988.0063
Credit Line
Govt Transfer: US DOTT USM
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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