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George Washington Before Boston, France, 1790 (Paris mint)

George Washington Before Boston, France, 1790 (Paris mint)

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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; made from the Paris dies.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Date made
1790
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: 68.7 mm; 2 23/32 in
ID Number
NU.NU88048
accession number
259588
catalog number
NU88048
Credit Line
Stack, Morton
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Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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