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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the left-side profile of John Paul Jones, a U.S. naval commander in the American Revolutionary War. On the reverse, Jones is pictured on a ship holding a sword in his proper right hand. In the background, three seamen fight with swords.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1968

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / JOHN / PAUL / JONES / 1747 / 1792 / 1968© reverse: Michael Lantz 1968 [facsimile signature] edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3154.45

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

John Paul Jones Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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