Daniel Morgan at the Cowpens, United States, 1781 (Struck from 1839 Barré dies)

Daniel Morgan at the Cowpens, United States, 1781 (Struck from 1839 Barré dies)

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One (1) Daniel Morgan at the Cowpens medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1781
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.
General Information: Strike: trial piece - note circular scribe lines, suggesting that the die has not yet been finished.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Other Terms
Medal; Personal; Commemorative
Date made
1781
associated date
1781 01 17
associated person
Dupre, Augustin
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
manufacturer
United States Mint
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
white metal (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 56.1 mm; 2 7/32 in
ID Number
NU.NU88280
accession number
259889
catalog number
NU88280
Credit Line
Stack, Benjamin
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Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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