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Issuing authority:
Congress of the United States  Search this
Physical Description:
cast; electroplated (overall production method)
lead, bronzed (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 45.5 mm; 1 25/32 in
Object Name:
Medal
Place made:
France
Place of issue:
United States
Associated place:
United States: New York
Date made:
1779
Associated date:
1779 07 15
Description (Brief):
One (1) John Stewart at Stony Point medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1779
Obverse Image: Stewart, standing left, steps forward to receive a palm branch from America, represented as a crowned, semi-nude Indian woman, she has an alligator tied beside her and grips the striped shield of America.
Obverse Text: JOANNI / STEWART / COHORTIS / PRAEFECTO / GATTEAUX / COMITIA / AMERICANA
Reverse Image: Stewart charge, sword drawn, at the fortifications against the British troops who raise their arms in surrender; behind Stewart is a row of American soldiers and their standards.
Reverse Text: STONEY - POINT / OPPUGNATUM / XV / JUL / MDCCLXXIX / GATTEAUX
General Information: Engraved by Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
Battle of Stony Point  Search this
Credit Line:
Library of Congress
ID Number:
NU.67.98193
Accession number:
275799
Catalog number:
67.98193
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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/ng49ca746ab-2b01-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1097196