John Stewart at Stony Point, United States, 1789 (Lead "splasher" for obverse die )

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Description (Brief)
One (1) John Stewart at Stony Point medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1789
Obverse Image: Stewart, standing left, steps forward to receive a palm branch from America, represented as a crowned, semi-nude Indian woman, she has an alligator tied beside her and grips the striped shield of America.
Obverse Text: JOANNI / STEWART / COHORTIS / PRAEFECTO / GATTEAUX / COMITIA / AMERICANA
Reverse Image: Stewart charge, sword drawn, at the fortifications against the British troops who raise their arms in surrender; behind Stewart is a row of American soldiers and their standards.
Reverse Text: STONEY - POINT / OPPUGNATUM / XV / JUL / MDCCLXXIX / GATTEAUX
General Information: Lead "splasher" (proof) for obverse die of the only American Revolution medal issue never restruck. Engraved by Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1789
obverse engraver
Gatteaux, Nicholas Marie
manufacturer
French Mint
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
lead (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 46.2 mm; 1 13/16 in
ID Number
1991.0759.0002
catalog number
1991.0759.0002
accession number
1991.0759
catalog number
91.759.02
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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