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Thomas Truxton

1800
Designed by Archibald Robertson (American, born Scotland, 1765–1835), Engraved by Robert Scot (American (born in Scotland), 1745–1823)


Catalogue Raisonné

Loubat 21; Julian NA-2

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D: 57 mm.

Accession Number

1988.277

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

U.S. Mint Congressional Medal for Captain Thomas Truxtun (1755–1822). Voted by Congress on March 24, 1800. Copper medal. Obverse: Bust of Captain Truxton, in uniform, facing left. Reverse: Relief of naval action between the United States frigate Constellation, of 38 guns, Captain Truxton, and the French frigate, La Vengeance, of 54 guns, Captian Pitot. The Constellation has lost her main mast. Exergue (raised inscription): BY VOTE OF CONGRESS, TO/ THOMAS TRUXTON/24 MAR. 1800.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of James Bishop Peabody