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    An 1853 Bronze Naval Medal for Commander Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham, Julian-NA-26
    4 inches diameter (10.2 cm)

    Property from the Estate of Charles Schalebaum

    Julian-NA-26. Bronze, 100 mm (105 mm or 4 inches per Julian). One of just 10 bronze examples created in this size. Created in honor of then-Commander Duncan Ingraham for his actions at Smyrna, where he freed a Hungarian who wished to become an American citizen from captivity by Austria. Designed by S. Eastman, obverse sculpted by Peter Cross, reverse sculpted by James Longacre. Obverse design: ships St. Louis and Hussar obverse, text in exergue SMYRNA uppermost, left AMERICAN / SLOOP OF WAR / ST LOUIS., right AUSTRIAN / BRIG OF WAR / HUSSAR. Reverse design: within laurel-and-oak wreath and above an eagle with glory, PRESENTED / BY THE / PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES / TO / COMMANDER DUNCAN N. INGRAHAM / AS A TESTIMONIAL OF THE HIGH SENSE / ENTERTAINED BY CONGRESS / OF HIS GALLANT AND JUDICIOUS CONDUCT / ON THE 2d OF JULY 1853. / JOINT RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS AUGUST 4th 1854.


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    Some nicking to rim, noticeable nick to rim, other dings to rim, some fingerprints, housed in later vintage case.

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