John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

Description (Brief):

One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, with broken edges (Comitia Americana)

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United States (France), 1781

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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.

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Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV

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Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.

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Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI

Description (Brief)

General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, struck from reverse die with broken edges, most likely 1868-1879.

Date Made: 1781

Manufacturer: United States MintMaker: Paris Mint

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FranceAssociated Place: United States: South Carolina, Cowpens

Related Event: Battle of Cowpens, 1781

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0009.0561Catalog Number: 1991.0009.0561Accession Number: 1991.0009

Object Name: Medal

Physical Description: struck (overall production method)bronze (overall metal)circular (overall shape)Measurements: overall: 44.8 mm; 1 3/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-5d3b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1097241

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