Comitia Americana Medals

The Comitia Americana series memorializes some of the pivotal moments of the American Revolutionary War. The series was created between 1776 and the early 19th century almost exclusively by French artists and artisans at the commission of the United States. The name of the series, Latin for American Congress, denotes that these medals were created after Continental Congressional votes to memorialize the heroism, friendship, and leadership of key American and French revolutionaries.  Each medal was struck either at the Paris Mint or the United States Mint in Philadelphia. The Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection currently holds 119 of these medals and 10 commemorative reproductions dating to the 20th century. The iconography of each medal is deeply neoclassical in its use of heroic and Hellenistic portraiture, symmetrical panoramic battle scenes, and mythic scenes played as Revolutionary battles.

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Location
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date made
1777
associated date
1777 10 17
associated person
Gates, Horatio
ID Number
1981.3001.0277
nonaccession number
1981.3001
catalog number
1981.3001.277
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Location
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associated date
1777 10 17
associated person
Gates, Horatio
ID Number
NU.206736
catalog number
206736
accession number
37081
One (1) Nathanael Greene at Eutaw Springs medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1781Obverse Image: Half-length portrait of Greene facing left.Obverse Text: NATHANIELI / GREEN / EGREGIO / DUCI / COMITIA / AMERICANAReverse Image: Winged Victory stands on implements of w
Description (Brief)
One (1) Nathanael Greene at Eutaw Springs medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1781
Obverse Image: Half-length portrait of Greene facing left.
Obverse Text: NATHANIELI / GREEN / EGREGIO / DUCI / COMITIA / AMERICANA
Reverse Image: Winged Victory stands on implements of war with a laurel wreath in her right hand and a palm branch in her left.
Reverse Text: SALUS / REGIONUM / AUSTRALIUM / HOSTIBUS / AD / EUTAW / DEBELLATIS / DIE / VIII / SEPT / MDCCLXXXI / DUPRE
Location
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Date made
1781
associated date
1781 09 08
issuing authority
Congress of the United States
associated person
Dupre, Augustin
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
ID Number
NU.67.98171
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.98171
One (1) Horatio Gates at Saratoga medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1777Obverse Image: Left facing portrait bust of Gates in military uniform.Obverse Text: HORATIO / GATES / DUCI / STRENUO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / N / GATTEAUXReverse Image: Burgoyne presents his sw
Description (Brief)
One (1) Horatio Gates at Saratoga medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1777
Obverse Image: Left facing portrait bust of Gates in military uniform.
Obverse Text: HORATIO / GATES / DUCI / STRENUO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / N / GATTEAUX
Reverse Image: Burgoyne presents his sword to Gates who stands bareheaded on the right, he holds in his left hand his tri-cornered hat; in the background the British army lays down their arms to the American army who stands at attention on the right behind Gates.
Reverse Text: SALUS / REGIONUM / SEPTENTRIONAL / HOSTE / AD / SRATOGAM / IN / DEDITION / ACCEPTO / DIE / XVII / OCT / MDCCLXXVII
General Information: Engraved by Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux, Paris Mint.
Location
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Date made
1777
associated date
1777 10 17
associated person
Gates, Horatio
issuing authority
Congress of the United States
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
NU.67.98168
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.98168
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1781Obverse 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 h
Description (Brief)
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, original dies.
Location
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Date made
1781
associated date
1781 01 17
associated person
Howard, John Eager
Duvivier, Benjamin
obverse engraver
Duvivier, Benjamin
reverse engraver
Duvivier, Benjamin
maker
Paris Mint
ID Number
NU.67.98174
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.98174
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1781Obverse 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 h
Description (Brief)
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
Rim Text: ARGENT
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, Paris Mint, modern strike.
Location
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Date made
1781
associated date
1781 01 17
associated person
Duvivier, Benjamin
Howard, John Eager
obverse engraver
Duvivier, Benjamin
reverse engraver
Duvivier, Benjamin
manufacturer
Paris Mint
ID Number
NU.76.23.02
catalog number
1977.0393.0002
accession number
1977.0393
One (1) Replica Henry Lee at Paulus Hook Medal (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1976Obverse Image: Right- facing portrait bust of Lee in frock coat and vest.Obverse Text: HENRICO / LEE / LEGIONIS / EQUIT / PRAEFECT / COMITIA / AMERICANAReverse Image: Ten lines of text.R
Description (Brief)
One (1) Replica Henry Lee at Paulus Hook Medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1976
Obverse Image: Right- facing portrait bust of Lee in frock coat and vest.
Obverse Text: HENRICO / LEE / LEGIONIS / EQUIT / PRAEFECT / COMITIA / AMERICANA
Reverse Image: Ten lines of text.
Reverse Text: NON / OBSTANTIB / FLUMINIBUS / VALLIS / ASTUTIA / & / MANITAT / DEVINXIT. / IN / MEM / PUGN / AD / PAULUS / HOOK / DIE / XIX / AUG. / 1779
Location
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Date made
1976
original issue
1792
obverse engraver
Wright, Joseph
reverse engraver
Wright, Joseph
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1984.0649.0023
catalog number
1984.0649.0023
accession number
1984.0649
catalog number
84.26.023
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1976Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERI
Description (Brief)
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1976
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.
Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIVIER / PARIS. / F.
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.
Reverse Text: HOSTIBUS / PRIMO / FUGATIS / BOSTONIUM / RECUPERATUM / XVII / MARTII / MDCCLXXVI / DUVIV.
Location
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date made
1976
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1984.0649.0020
catalog number
1984.0649.0020
accession number
1984.0649
One (1) Replica Anthony Wayne at Stony Point Medal (Comitia Americana)United States (France) 1976Obverse Image: America, represented as an Indian women, offers a laurel wreath and a crown to Wayne who humbly receives the wreath while bowing, holding a tri-cornered hat; the Americ
Description (Brief)
One (1) Replica Anthony Wayne at Stony Point Medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France) 1976
Obverse Image: America, represented as an Indian women, offers a laurel wreath and a crown to Wayne who humbly receives the wreath while bowing, holding a tri-cornered hat; the American shield and an alligator appear by her feet.
Obverse Text: ANTONIO / WAYNE / DUCI / EXERCITUS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / GATTEAUX
Reverse Image: Depicts Stony Point with eight British ships off of the Hudson River and infantry attacking in columns as a phalanx.
Reverse Text: STONEY - POINT / EXPUGNATUM / XV / JUL. / MDCCLXXIX / GATTEAUX
Location
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Date made
1976
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1984.0649.0022
catalog number
1984.0649.0022
accession number
1984.0649
catalog number
84.26.022
One (1) Replica John Eager Howard at the Cowpens Medal (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1976Obverse 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 wrea
Description (Brief)
One (1) Replica John Eager Howard at the Cowpens Medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1976
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
Location
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Date made
1976
original issue
1789
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1984.0649.0025
catalog number
1984.0649.0025
accession number
1984.0649
catalog number
84.26.025
One (1) Replica Nathaniel Greene at Eutaw Springs Medal (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1976Obverse Image: Half-length portrait of Greene facing left.Obverse Text: NATHANIELI / GREEN / EGREGIO / DUCI / COMITIA / AMERICANAReverse Image: Winged Victory stands on implemen
Description (Brief)
One (1) Replica Nathaniel Greene at Eutaw Springs Medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1976
Obverse Image: Half-length portrait of Greene facing left.
Obverse Text: NATHANIELI / GREEN / EGREGIO / DUCI / COMITIA / AMERICANA
Reverse Image: Winged Victory stands on implements of war with a laurel wreath in her right hand and a palm branch in her left.
Reverse Text: SALUS / REGIONUM / AUSTRALIUM / HOSTIBUS / AD / EUTAW / DEBELLATIS / DIE / VIII / SEPT / MDCCLXXXI / DUPRE
Location
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Date made
1976
original issue
1787
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1984.0649.0027
catalog number
1984.0649.0027
accession number
1984.0649
catalog number
84.26.027
One (1) Replica Horatio Gates at Saratoga Medal (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1976Obverse Image: Left facing portrait bust of Gates in military uniform.Obverse Text: HORATIO / GATES / DUCI / STRENUO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / N / GATTEAUXReverse Image: Burgoyne presents
Description (Brief)
One (1) Replica Horatio Gates at Saratoga Medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1976
Obverse Image: Left facing portrait bust of Gates in military uniform.
Obverse Text: HORATIO / GATES / DUCI / STRENUO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / N / GATTEAUX
Reverse Image: Burgoyne presents his sword to Gates who stands bareheaded on the right, he holds in his left hand his tri-cornered hat; in the background the British army lays down their arms to the American army who stands at attention on the right behind Gates.
Reverse Text: SALUS / REGIONUM / SEPTENTRIONAL / HOSTE / AD / SRATOGAM / IN / DEDITION / ACCEPTO / DIE / XVII / OCT / MDCCLXXVII
Location
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Date made
1976
original issue
1787
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1984.0649.0021
catalog number
1984.0649.0021
accession number
1984.0649
catalog number
84.26.021
One (1) Replica William Washington at the Cowpens Medal (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1976Obverse Image: Washington sits on a horse with sword drawn, leading the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons who charge in the background against the British cavalry.
Description (Brief)
One (1) Replica William Washington at the Cowpens Medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1976
Obverse Image: Washington sits on a horse with sword drawn, leading the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons who charge in the background against the British cavalry. Winged Victory flies with Washington with a palm branch in left hand and a laurel crown in right.
Obverse Text: GULIELMO / WASHINGTON / LEGIONIS / EQUIT / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICAN
Reverse Image: Seven lines of text surrounded by a wreath.
Reverse Text: QUOD / PARVA / MILITUM / MANU / STRENUE / PROSECUTUS / HOSTES / VIRTUTIS / INGENITAE / PRAECLARUM / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / COWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI
Location
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Date made
1976
original issue
1789
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1984.0649.0026
catalog number
1984.0649.0026
accession number
1984.0649
catalog number
84.26.026
One (1) Horatio Gates at Saratoga medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1777Obverse Image: Left facing portrait bust of Gates in military uniform.Obverse Text: HORATIO / GATES / DUCI / STRENUO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / N / GATTEAUXReverse Image: Burgoyne presents his sw
Description (Brief)
One (1) Horatio Gates at Saratoga medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1777
Obverse Image: Left facing portrait bust of Gates in military uniform.
Obverse Text: HORATIO / GATES / DUCI / STRENUO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / N / GATTEAUX
Reverse Image: Burgoyne presents his sword to Gates who stands bareheaded on the right, he holds in his left hand his tri-cornered hat; in the background the British army lays down their arms to the American army who stands at attention on the right behind Gates.
Reverse Text: SALUS / REGIONUM / SEPTENTRIONAL / HOSTE / AD / SRATOGAM / IN / DEDITION / ACCEPTO / DIE / XVII / OCT / MDCCLXXVII
General Information: Engraved by Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux, Struck from the original French dies by the U.S. Mint.
Location
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Date made
1777
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1980.0444.08
catalog number
1980.0444.08
accession number
1980.0444
One (1) Replica John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs.
Description (Brief)
One (1) Replica John Paul Jones, Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis Medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1976
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait of Jones in uniform (based off of Houdon's bust).
Obverse Text: JOANNI / PAVLO / JONE / CLASSIS / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUPRE. / F.
Reverse Image: A smoking Bonhomme Richard, holed and with broken mast, faces left in front of the foremast and bowsprit of Serapis; fighting sailors and rubbish are visible in the water and Alliance resides in the background.
Reverse Text: HOSTIVM / NAVIBVS / CAPTIS / AVT / FVGATIS / AD / ORAM / SCOTIAE / XXIII / SEPT / M.DCCLXXVIIII / DUPRE. / F.
Location
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Date made
1976
original issue
1789
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1984.0649.0028
catalog number
1984.0649.0028
accession number
1984.0649
catalog number
84.26.028
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal plate, unadopted obverse (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1786Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SUPREMO / DUCI / EXERCITUUM / ADSERTORI / LIBE
Description (Brief)
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal plate, unadopted obverse (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1786
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.
Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SUPREMO / DUCI / EXERCITUUM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERICANA
Reverse Image:
Reverse Text:
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier; galvano of rejected obverse, known only from lead die trial in Norweb collection, circa 1786.
Location
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Date made
1786
ID Number
1986.1039.0002
catalog number
1986.1039.0002
accession number
1986.1039
One (1) Replica Daniel Morgan at the Cowpens Medal (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1976Obverse Image: Morgan leads an infantry change on horseback against a retreating British cavalry; another cavalry charge is visible in the background.
Description (Brief)
One (1) Replica Daniel Morgan at the Cowpens Medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1976
Obverse Image: Morgan leads an infantry change on horseback against a retreating British cavalry; another cavalry charge is visible in the background. Obverse Text: VICTORIA / LIBERTATIS / VINDEX / FVGATIS / CAPTIS / AVT / CAESIS / AD / COPENS / HOSTIBVS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI / DUPRE. / INV. / ET. / F.
Reverse Image: America, represented as a semi-nude Indian female places a crown of laurels on the head of Morgan who stands in uniform to her right; he bows slightly to receive his crown; behind them are two cannons, a shield, trumpet, fasces, and sundry standards to represent war.
Reverse Text: DANIELI / MORGAN / DUCI / EXERCITUS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUPRE / F.
Location
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Date made
1976
obverse designer
Dupre, Augustin
reverse designer
Dupre, Augustin
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1984.0649.0024
catalog number
1984.0649.0024
accession number
1984.0649
catalog number
84.26.024
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1790Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERI
Description (Brief)
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1790
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.
Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIVIER / PARIS. / F.
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.
Reverse Text: HOSTIBUS / PRIMO / FUGATIS / BOSTONIUM / RECUPERATUM / XVII / MARTII / MDCCLXXVI / DUVIV.
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.
Location
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Date made
1790
ID Number
NU.73.144.003
accession number
312046
catalog number
73.144.003
One (1) Nathanael Greene at Eutaw Springs medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1781Obverse Image: Half-length portrait of Greene facing left.Obverse Text: NATHANIELI / GREEN / EGREGIO / DUCI / COMITIA / AMERICANAReverse Image: Winged Victory stands on implements of w
Description
One (1) Nathanael Greene at Eutaw Springs medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1781
Obverse Image: Half-length portrait of Greene facing left.
Obverse Text: NATHANIELI / GREEN / EGREGIO / DUCI / COMITIA / AMERICANA
Reverse Image: Winged Victory stands on implements of war with a laurel wreath in her right hand and a palm branch in her left.
Reverse Text: SALUS / REGIONUM / AUSTRALIUM / HOSTIBUS / AD / EUTAW / DEBELLATIS / DIE / VIII / SEPT / MDCCLXXXI / DUPRE
General Information: U.S. Mint copy dies.
Location
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Date made
1781
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1980.0444.06
catalog number
1980.0444.06
accession number
1980.0444
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1790Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERI
Description (Brief)
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1790
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.
Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIVIER / PARIS. / F.
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.
Reverse Text: HOSTIBUS / PRIMO / FUGATIS / BOSTONIUM / RECUPERATUM / XVII / MARTII / MDCCLXXVI / DUVIV.
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.
Location
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Date made
1790
ID Number
NU.247658
accession number
47671
catalog number
247658
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1790Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERIC
Description (Brief)
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1790
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.
Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIVIER / PARIS. / F.
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.
Reverse Text: HOSTIBUS / PRIMO / FUGATIS / BOSTONIUM / RECUPERATUM / XVII / MARTII / MDCCLXXVI / DUVIV.
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.
Location
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Date made
1790
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
1985.0551.0722
catalog number
1985.0551.0722
accession number
1985.0551
One (1) Henry Lee at Paulus Hook medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1880Obverse Image: Right- facing portrait bust of Lee in frock coat and vest.Obverse Text: HENRICO / LEE / LEGIONIS / EQUIT / PRAEFECT / COMITIA / AMERICANAReverse Image: Ten lines of text.Reverse
Description (Brief)
One (1) Henry Lee at Paulus Hook medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1880
Obverse Image: Right- facing portrait bust of Lee in frock coat and vest.
Obverse Text: HENRICO / LEE / LEGIONIS / EQUIT / PRAEFECT / COMITIA / AMERICANA
Reverse Image: Ten lines of text.
Reverse Text: NON / OBSTANTIB / FLUMINIBUS / VALLIS / ASTUTIA / & / MANITAT / DEVINXIT. / IN / MEM / PUGN / AD / PAULUS / HOOK / DIE / XIX / AUG. / 1779
General Information: U.S. Mint copy dies 1880.
Location
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Date made
1880
manufacturer
United States Mint
obverse engraver
Wright, Joseph
reverse engraver
Wright, Joseph
ID Number
1991.0357.0104
catalog number
1991.0357.0104
accession number
1991.0357
catalog number
91.357.104
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)United States (France), 1790Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERI
Description (Brief)
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1790
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.
Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIVIER / PARIS. / F.
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.
Reverse Text: HOSTIBUS / PRIMO / FUGATIS / BOSTONIUM / RECUPERATUM / XVII / MARTII / MDCCLXXVI / DUVIV.
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.
Location
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Date made
1790
ID Number
NU.67.97955
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.97955
One (1) Anthony Wayne at Stony Point medal (Comitia Americana)United States (France) 1779Obverse Image: America, represented as an Indian women, offers a laurel wreath and a crown to Wayne who humbly receives the wreath while bowing, holding a tri-cornered hat; the American shiel
Description
One (1) Anthony Wayne at Stony Point medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France) 1779
Obverse Image: America, represented as an Indian women, offers a laurel wreath and a crown to Wayne who humbly receives the wreath while bowing, holding a tri-cornered hat; the American shield and an alligator appear by her feet.
Obverse Text: ANTONIO / WAYNE / DUCI / EXERCITUS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / GATTEAUX
Reverse Image: Depicts Stony Point with eight British ships off of the Hudson River and infantry attacking in columns as a phalanx.
Reverse Text: STONEY - POINT / EXPUGNATUM / XV / JUL. / MDCCLXXIX / GATTEAUX
General Information: Engraved by Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1779
manufacturer
United States Mint
ID Number
NU.275799.0167
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.98196

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