Bronze commemorative medal with relief profile of Matthew Calbraith Perry on obverse, inscribed "Commodore M. C. Perry/F. N. Mitchell.F" verso: inscribed "Presented/To/Com. M. C. Perry/Special Minister From The/U. S. A/By Merchants Of Boston/In Token Of Their Appreciation/Of His Services In Negotiating/The Treaty With Japan/Signed At Yoku-Hama,/March 31,/And With Lew Chew/At Napa, July 11, 1854." Wreath of laurel and oak leaves has banner at bottom inscribed "Mississippi."
SubjectsOpening of Japan
Related People & OrganizationsMitchell, F.N. (associated)
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)