George Washington Before Boston, United States, 1790

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One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)

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United States (France), 1790

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Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.

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Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIVIER / PARIS. / F.

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Reverse Image: Washington on horseback speaks with four mounted officers beside several cannons from Fort Ticonderoga; in the background the Continental Army runs toward Boston and eight British ships sail in retreat.

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Reverse Text: HOSTIBUS / PRIMO / FUGATIS / BOSTONIUM / RECUPERATUM / XVII / MARTII / MDCCLXXVI / DUVIV.

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General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.

Date Made: 1790Associated Date: 1776 03 17

Associated Person: Washington, GeorgeDuvivier, BenjaminManufacturer: United States Mint

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United StatesPlace Of Issue: United StatesAssociated Place: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Library of Congress

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.67.97957Accession Number: 275799Catalog Number: 67.97957

Object Name: Medal

Physical Description: struck (overall production method)bronze (overall metal)circular (overall shape)Measurements: overall: 68 mm; 2 11/16 in

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

Record Id: nmah_1121886

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