George Washington Before Boston, France, 1820 (Paris Mint)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1820
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.
Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIVIER / PARIS. / F.
Reverse Image: Washington on horseback speaks with four mounted officers beside several cannons from Fort Ticonderoga; in the background the Continental Army runs toward Boston and eight British ships sail in retreat.
Reverse Text: HOSTIBUS / PRIMO / FUGATIS / BOSTONIUM / RECUPERATUM / XVII / MARTII / MDCCLXXVI / DUVIV.
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, galvanos from first strike, Paris, circa 1820.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1820
original issue
1790
obverse designer
after Houdon
obverse engraver
Duviver, Pierre Simon
reverse engraver
Duvivier, Pierre Simon
editor
United States Congress
place made
United States
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
galvano (electrotype) (overall production method)
copper (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 68.5 mm; 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1987.0697.0016
catalog number
1987.0697.0016
accession number
1987.0697
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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