Libertas Americana, France, 1782 (Paris Mint)

Description (Brief)
One (1) Libertas Americana medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1782
Obverse Image: Bust of Liberty with flowing hair, facing left; over her shoulder she holds a pole with a Phrygian cap at the end to symbolize freedom.
Obverse Text: LIBERTAS / AMERICANA / JUIL. / 1776
Reverse Image: A standing female figure of Minerva representing France with sword and shield decorated with the arms of France protecting an infant Hercules representing the United States strangling two snakes; Minerva stands facing a standing Lion, with tail between its legs, representing Great Britain. Reverse Text: NON / SINE / DIIS / ANIMOSUS / INFANS / 17 / OCT. / 1777 / 19 [OCT.] 1781
date of medal creation
1782
date made
1782
engraver
Dupre, Augustin
place made
France
country
United States
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 47.7 mm; 1 7/8 in
ID Number
1991.0009.0564
accession number
1991.0009
catalog number
1991.0009.0564
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Coins, Currency and Medals
Exhibition
Stories on Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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