John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

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Description (Brief)
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, with broken edges (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1781
Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.
Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV
Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.
Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, struck from reverse die with broken edges, most likely 1868-1879.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1781
obverse engraver
DuVivier, Pierre Simon
reverse engraver
DuVivier, Pierre Simon
manufacturer
United States Mint
maker
Paris Mint
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 44.8 mm; 1 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0009.0561
catalog number
1991.0009.0561
accession number
1991.0009
related event
Battle of Cowpens, 1781
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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