Horatio Gates at Saratoga, United States, 1880 (U.S. Mint copy dies 1880)

Horatio Gates at Saratoga, United States, 1880 (U.S. Mint copy dies 1880)

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One (1) Horatio Gates at Saratoga medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1880
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, U.S Mint, electroplated copy, lead plated with copper/bronze.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Other Terms
Medal; Commemorative; Personal
Date made
1880
associated date
1777 10 17
issuing authority
Congress of the United States
associated person
Gates, Horatio
manufacturer
United States Mint
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
cast, electroplated (overall production method)
lead, bronzed (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 54.9 mm; 2 5/32 in
ID Number
NU.67.98169
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.98169
Credit Line
Library of Congress
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Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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