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: Struck from 1839 Barré dies.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Other Terms
Medal; Commemorative; Personal
Date made
1789
associated date
1781 01 17
associated person
Dupre, Augustin
issuing authority
Congress of the United States
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
manufacturer
United States Mint
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
associated place
United States
Physical Description
cast, electroplated (overall production method)
lead, bronzed (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 55.3 mm; 2 3/16 in
ID Number
NU.67.98182
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.98182
Credit Line
Library of Congress
Battle of Cowpens, 1781
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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