Medal Commemorating Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819) and the Battle of Lake Erie

Medal Commemorating Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819) and the Battle of Lake Erie

1813

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sculptor

Moritz Fürst

(Hungarian, 1782-1882)

Bronze

Diameter: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1868

Location

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The United States naval forces, led by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), won a decisive battle over the British.

Description

This medal commemorating the Battle of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813 is one of a series of 27 medals commemorating American successes during the War of 1812, struck by special resolution of Congress. These medals were awarded to naval commanders in gold and to their officers in silver. The bronze examples are restrikes.

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Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Bronze

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