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

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
Object Name
medal
Other Terms
medal; Personal; Commemorative
date made
1779
associated date
1779 09 23
issuing authority
Congress of the United States
associated person
Dupre, Augustin
Jones, John Paul
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
maker
United States Mint
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
cast; electroplated (overall production method)
lead, bronzed (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 55.6 mm; 2 3/16 in
ID Number
NU.67.98221
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.98221
Credit Line
Library of Congress
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Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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