William Washington at the Cowpens, France, 1781 (Paris Mint, original dies)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) William Washington at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1781
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
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, Paris Mint, original die.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1781
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)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 45.3 mm; 1 25/32 in
ID Number
1991.0009.0556
catalog number
1991.0009.0556
accession number
1991.0009
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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