William Washington at the Cowpens, France, 1789 (Paris Mint)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) William Washington at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1789 (1843)
Obverse Image: Washington sits on a horse with sword drawn, leading the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons who charge in the background against the British cavalry. Winged Victory flies with Washington with a palm branch in left hand and a laurel crown in right.
Obverse Text: GULIELMO / WASHINGTON / LEGIONIS / EQUIT / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICAN
Reverse Image: Seven lines of text surrounded by a wreath.
Reverse Text: QUOD / PARVA / MILITUM / MANU / STRENUE / PROSECUTUS / HOSTES / VIRTUTIS / INGENITAE / PRAECLARUM / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / COWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI
Rim Text: CUIVRE
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1789
obverse engraver
DuVivier, Pierre Simon
reverse engraver
DuVivier, Pierre Simon
manufacturer
United States Mint [?]
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronzed copper (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 46.5 mm; 1 27/32 in
ID Number
1991.0759.0001
catalog number
1991.0759.0001
accession number
1991.0759
catalog number
91.759.01
Credit Line
Stack's
related event
Unlinked Event
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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