George Washington Before Boston, United States, 1786

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Description (Brief)
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal plate, unadopted obverse (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1786
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.
Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SUPREMO / DUCI / EXERCITUUM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERICANA
Reverse Image:
Reverse Text:
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier; galvano of rejected obverse, known only from lead die trial in Norweb collection, circa 1786.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1786
obverse designer
after Houdon
obverse engraver
Duviver, Pierre Simon
editor
United States Congress
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
galvano (electrotype) (overall production method)
copper (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 66 mm; 2 19/32 in
ID Number
1986.1039.0002
catalog number
1986.1039.0002
accession number
1986.1039
related event
Unlinked Event
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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