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

Description:

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.

Date Made: 1781

Obverse Engraver: Duvivier, Pierre Simon BenjaminReverse Engraver: Duvivier, Pierre Simon BenjaminMaker: Paris Mint

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FrancePlace Of Issue: United States

Related Event: Battle of Cowpens, 1781

Subject:

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Comitia Americana

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: John J. Ford, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.NU69687.01Accession Number: 245615Catalog Number: NU69684

Object Name: Medal

Physical Description: cast, electroplated (overall production method)lead, bronzed (overall metal)circular (overall shape)Measurements: overall: 45.7 mm; 1 13/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3895-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1097247

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