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Inscription: Inscribed on the obverse of the blade within a lozenge compartment: PELEG K. DUNHAM, MIDSHIPMAN, / Lake Erie, 10th September, 1813.; on the reverse within a lozenge: Altius ibunt qui ad / summa nituntur. (He who aims highest rises highest); etched at the base of the blade, behind the outer shell guard: W. ROSE.
Peleg K. Dunham, Newport, R. I. (1817–d. 1822; presented to him by the U. S. Congress, 1817); by descent through the family of Peleg K. Dunham, United States (1822–2013; consigned to Kochan); [James L. Kochan, Frederick, Md., 2013; sold to MMA]
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