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John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, France, 1781 (Original dies)

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, France, 1781 (Original dies)

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One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1781
Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.
Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV
Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.
Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, original dies.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Date made
1781
associated date
1781 01 17
associated person
Howard, John Eager
Duvivier, Benjamin
obverse engraver
Duvivier, Benjamin
reverse engraver
Duvivier, Benjamin
maker
Paris Mint
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
cast, electroplated (overall production method)
lead, bronzed (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
metal, lead, copper plated (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 46.5 mm; 1 27/32 in
ID Number
NU.67.98174
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.98174
Credit Line
Library of Congress
Battle of Cowpens, 1781
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Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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