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John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

John Eager Howard at the Cowpens, United States, 1781

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Description (Brief)
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, two joined bronze shells (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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Date made
1781
maker
Paris Mint
place made
France
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
electrotype (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 46.6 mm; 1 27/32 in
ID Number
1991.0009.0562
catalog number
1991.0009.0562
accession number
1991.0009
Battle of Cowpens, 1781
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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