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George Washington Before Boston, United States, 1790

George Washington Before Boston, United States, 1790

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Description (Brief)
One (1) George Washington Before Boston medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1790
Obverse Image: Right facing portrait bust of Washington based on Houdon's work.
Obverse Text: GEORGIO / WASHINGTON / SVPREMO / DVCI / EXERCITVVM / ADSERTORI / LIBERTATIS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIVIER / PARIS. / F.
Reverse Image: Washington on horseback speaks with four mounted officers beside several cannons from Fort Ticonderoga; in the background the Continental Army runs toward Boston and eight British ships sail in retreat.
Reverse Text: HOSTIBUS / PRIMO / FUGATIS / BOSTONIUM / RECUPERATUM / XVII / MARTII / MDCCLXXVI / DUVIV.
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Date made
1790
associated person
Washington, George
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
manufacturer
Paris Mint
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall: 68.6 mm; 2 11/16 in
ID Number
NU.NU56056
accession number
198284
catalog number
NU56056
Credit Line
Straub, Paul A
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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