John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, France, 1881 (Paris Mint)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1881
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
Rim Text: BRONZE
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.
Location
Currently not on view
date of medal creation
1781
date made
1881
associated person
Duvivier, Benjamin
Howard, John Eager
issuing authority
Congress of the United States
reverse engraver
DuVivier, Pierre Simon
manufacturer
Paris Mint
obverse engraver
DuVivier, Pierre Simon
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 45.9 mm; 1 13/16 in
ID Number
NU.76.23.03
catalog number
1977.0393.0003
accession number
1977.0393
catalog number
76.23.03
Credit Line
Stack Family
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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