Horatio Gates at Saratoga, France, 1777 (Paris Mint)

Horatio Gates at Saratoga, France, 1777 (Paris Mint)

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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
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Date made
1777
associated date
1777 10 17
associated person
Gates, Horatio
issuing authority
Congress of the United States
manufacturer
United States Mint
place made
United States
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 55.7 mm; 2 3/16 in
ID Number
NU.67.98168
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.98168
Credit Line
Library of Congress
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Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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