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

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One (1) John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis medal (Comitia Americana)

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United States (France), 1779

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Obverse Image: Right facing portrait of Jones in uniform (based off of Houdon's bust).

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Obverse Text: JOANNI / PAVLO / JONE / CLASSIS / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUPRE. / F.

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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.

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Reverse Text: HOSTIVM / NAVIBVS / CAPTIS / AVT / FVGATIS / AD / ORAM / SCOTIAE / XXIII / SEPT / M.DCCLXXVIIII / DUPRE. / F.

Date Made: 1779Associated Date: 1779 09 23

Issuing Authority: Congress of the United StatesAssociated Person: Dupre, AugustinJones, John PaulObverse Engraver: Dupre, AugustinReverse Engraver: Dupre, AugustinManufacturer: Paris Mint

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FrancePlace Of Issue: United StatesAssociated Place: France

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Comitia Americana

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Credit Line: Library of Congress

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.67.98220Accession Number: 275799Catalog Number: 67.98220

Object Name: medalOther Terms: medal; Commemorative; Personal

Physical Description: struck (overall production method)bronze (overall metal)circular (overall shape)Measurements: overall: 56.3 mm; 2 7/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-3366-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1097195

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