William Washington at the Cowpens, France, 1781 (Paris Mint, original dies)

William Washington at the Cowpens, France, 1781 (Paris Mint, original dies)

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description (Brief)
One (1) William Washington at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1781
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
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Date made
1781
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
electrotype (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
joined shells (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 46.4 mm; 1 13/16 in
ID Number
NU.206733
accession number
37081
catalog number
206733
Credit Line
Adams, Henry
Battle of Cowpens, 1781
See more items in
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object