Horatio Gates at Saratoga, France, 1777 (Paris Mint)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Horatio Gates at Saratoga medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1777
Obverse Image: Left facing portrait bust of Gates in military uniform.
Obverse Text: HORATIO / GATES / DUCI / STRENUO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / N / GATTEAUX
Reverse Image: Burgoyne presents his sword to Gates who stands bareheaded on the right, he holds in his left hand his tri-cornered hat; in the background the British army lays down their arms to the American army who stands at attention on the right behind Gates.
Reverse Text: SALUS / REGIONUM / SEPTENTRIONAL / HOSTE / AD / SRATOGAM / IN / DEDITION / ACCEPTO / DIE / XVII / OCT / MDCCLXXVII
General Information: Engraved by Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux, Paris Mint.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1777
obverse engraver
Gatteaux, Nicholas Marie
reverse engraver
Gatteaux, Nicholas Marie
manufacturer
United States Mint
place made
United States
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 55.5 mm; 2 3/16 in
ID Number
1988.0063.0080
catalog number
1988.0063.0080
accession number
1988.0063
Credit Line
Govt Transfer: US DOTT USM
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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