Medal

Object number
FIC.2017.004
Title
Medal Presented by President of the United States to Pleman Bezanson
Date
March 18 1895
Description
Gold medal inside a brown leather box with purple silk interior lining. "MEDAL PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to Pleman Bezanson, First Mate of the British Schooner Gypsum Prince, for his heroic services in rescuing the captain and crew of the American Schooner B.H. Jones -- March 18, 1895." - Inscription on the card that comes with the box/medal. The medal has a the profile of a woman's face, facing left, surrounded by words "Presented by the President of the United States." 
Materials
gold
leather
metal
wood
silk
Object Type
commemorative medals