Replica John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis Medal, United States, 1976

Description (Brief)
One (1) Replica John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis Medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1976
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
1976
original issue
1789
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
manufacturer
United States Mint
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
pewter (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 38 mm; 1 1/2 in
ID Number
1984.0649.0028
catalog number
1984.0649.0028
accession number
1984.0649
catalog number
84.26.028
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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