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Issuing authority:
Congress of the United States  Search this
Associated person:
Dupre, Augustin  Search this
Jones, John Paul  Search this
Obverse engraver:
Dupre, Augustin  Search this
Reverse engraver:
Dupre, Augustin  Search this
Manufacturer:
Paris Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 56.3 mm; 2 7/32 in
Object Name:
medal
Place made:
France
Place of issue:
United States
Associated place:
France
Date made:
1779
Associated date:
1779 09 23
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 / DUPRE. / F.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Library of Congress
ID Number:
NU.67.98220
Accession number:
275799
Catalog number:
67.98220
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-3366-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1097195