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Rhode Island Ship Medal

dated 1778, struck 1779–80


Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Betts 563

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 33 mm, 10.6 gm (1 5/16 in., 0.37 oz.)

Accession Number

98.1534

Medium or Technique

Brass?

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Obv: DE ADMIRAALS FLAAG van ADMIRAAL HOWE 1779 around a ship sailing left with scrollwork below, the whole encircled by a dentilated rim
Rev: D ’ vlugtende AMERICANEN van ROHDE YLAND Augt 1778 around an island with three ships to left and rows of soldiers crossing to right while thirteen small boats depart to right, palm fronds below, the whole encircled by a dentilated rim
Edge: plain and rounded

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society