John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, France, 1781 (Paris Mint)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (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.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1781
associated date
1781 01 17
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: 46.4 mm; 1 13/16 in
ID Number
NU.76.23.05
catalog number
1977.0393.0005
accession number
1977.0393
catalog number
76.23.05
Credit Line
Stack Family
related event
Battle of Cowpens, 1781
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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