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Commodore Edward Preble (1761–1807) and his Bombardment of Tripoli, August 3, 1804

Artist:
Medalist: Johann Christian Reich (German, Eisenberg 1740–1814 Fürth)
Date:
1804
Culture:
German
Medium:
Bronze, struck
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 1/2 in. (64 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1907
Accession Number:
07.106.1
Not on view
Signature: Obverse: (on tranche) R

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) EDWARDO PREBLE DUCI STRENUO / COMITIA AMERICANA [trans.: To Edward Preble the energetic commander, the American Congress]

Reverse: (in margin) VINDICI COMERCII AMERICANI [trans.: To the Vindicator of American commerce]; (in exergue) ANTE TRIPOLI / MDCCCIV.; (below, in curve) Reproduction 1884.
[ United States Treasury Department , Philadelphia, until 1907; sold to MMA ]
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