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Associated person:
Gates, Horatio  Search this
Issuing authority:
Congress of the United States  Search this
Manufacturer:
United States Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 55.7 mm; 2 3/16 in
Object Name:
Medal
Place made:
United States
France
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1777
Associated date:
1777 10 17
Description (Brief):
One (1) Horatio Gates at Saratoga medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1777
Obverse Image: Left facing portrait bust of Gates in military uniform.
Obverse Text: HORATIO / GATES / DUCI / STRENUO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / N / GATTEAUX
Reverse Image: Burgoyne presents his sword to Gates who stands bareheaded on the right, he holds in his left hand his tri-cornered hat; in the background the British army lays down their arms to the American army who stands at attention on the right behind Gates.
Reverse Text: SALUS / REGIONUM / SEPTENTRIONAL / HOSTE / AD / SRATOGAM / IN / DEDITION / ACCEPTO / DIE / XVII / OCT / MDCCLXXVII
General Information: Engraved by Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux, Paris Mint.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Library of Congress
ID Number:
NU.67.98168
Accession number:
275799
Catalog number:
67.98168
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Comitia Americana
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-79de-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1097158