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
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Work and Industry: 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