John Paul Jones

dated 1779; struck between 1845–60
Augustin Dupré (French, 1748–1833), After Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, 1741–1828)


Mint: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Loubat 17; Betts 568; Julian NA-1

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 57 mm, 89.5 gm (2 1/4 in., 3.16 oz.)

Accession Number

17.240

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

George Putnam Model Ship Gallery (Gallery LG28)

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Medals

Obv: (ornament) JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO. (ornament) / in exergue: COMITIA AMERICANA.
Rev: HOSTIVM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS. / in exergue: AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII. SEPT. / M . DCCLXXVIIII. / signed: DUPRÉ. F.
Edge: (pointing hand) CUIVRE [extremely small mark]
Restruck with the first obverse and the first reverse.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green