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John Paul Jones

Fascimile of a gold medallion of John Paul Jones, issued by the Congress of the United States in 1784

Period:
18th Century
Description:

"In commemoration of the valour and brilliant services of the Chevalier John Paul Jones"

 

Bust portrait of John Paul Jones on the obverse.  The reverse shows the engagement off Flamborough Head on the Yorkshire Coast in 1779, when Jones' ship the "Bonhomme Richard" captured the British frigate, "HMS Serapis".

Materials/Media:
metal, red metal
Dimensions:
diameter 55mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0205.16
Digital Number:
DMMD001a; DMMD001b
Creation Date:
c1784
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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