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William Washington at the Cowpens, France, 1781 (Original dies)

William Washington at the Cowpens, France, 1781 (Original dies)

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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
Rim Text: BRONZE
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, original die.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Date made
1781
manufacturer
Paris Mint
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 46 mm; 1 13/16 in
ID Number
NU.43317
accession number
165206
catalog number
43317
Credit Line
Delano
Battle of Cowpens, 1781
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Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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