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Manufacturer:
United States Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 52.8 mm; 2 3/32 in
Object Name:
Medal
Place made:
France
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1779
Description:
One (1) Anthony Wayne at Stony Point medal (Comitia Americana)
United States (France) 1779
Obverse Image: America, represented as an Indian women, offers a laurel wreath and a crown to Wayne who humbly receives the wreath while bowing, holding a tri-cornered hat; the American shield and an alligator appear by her feet.
Obverse Text: ANTONIO / WAYNE / DUCI / EXERCITUS / COMITIA / AMERICANA / GATTEAUX
Reverse Image: Depicts Stony Point with eight British ships off of the Hudson River and infantry attacking in columns as a phalanx.
Reverse Text: STONEY - POINT / EXPUGNATUM / XV / JUL. / MDCCLXXIX / GATTEAUX
General Information: Engraved by Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Library of Congress
ID Number:
NU.275799.0167
Accession number:
275799
Catalog number:
67.98196
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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/ng49ca746b2-c66a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1097177