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Libertas Americana, France, 1782 (Paris Mint)

Libertas Americana, France, 1782 (Paris Mint)

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Libertas Americana medal, (Comitia Americana)
Paris, 1782
Obverse Image: Bust of Liberty with flowing hair, facing left; over her shoulder she holds a pole with a Phrygian cap at the end to symbolize freedom.
Obverse Text: LIBERTAS / AMERICANA / JUIL. / 1776
Reverse Image: A standing female figure of Minerva representing France with sword and shield decorated with the arms of France protecting an infant Hercules representing the United States strangling two snakes; Minerva stands facing a standing Lion, with tail between its legs, representing Great Britain.
Reverse Text: NON / SINE / DIIS / ANIMOSUS / INFANS / 17 / OCT. / 1777 / 19 [OCT.] 1781
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
date made
1776
1782
associated date
1782
associated person
Dupre, Augustin
obverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
reverse engraver
Dupre, Augustin
place made
France
associated place
United States: Virginia
Physical Description
metal, silver (overall material)
struck (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
medal: 47.7 mm; 1 7/8 in
ID Number
NU.207448
catalog number
207448
accession number
37081
Credit Line
Adams, Henry
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Comitia Americana
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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