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Manufacturer:
United States Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 45.2 mm; 1 25/32 in
Object Name:
Medal
Place made:
France
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1781
Description (Brief):
One (1) William Washington at the Cowpens medal, (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1781
Obverse Image: Washington sits on a horse with sword drawn, leading the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons who charge in the background against the British cavalry. Winged Victory flies with Washington with a palm branch in left hand and a laurel crown in right.
Obverse Text: GULIELMO / WASHINGTON / LEGIONIS / EQUIT / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICAN
Reverse Image: Seven lines of text surrounded by a wreath.
Reverse Text: QUOD / PARVA / MILITUM / MANU / STRENUE / PROSECUTUS / HOSTES / VIRTUTIS / INGENITAE / PRAECLARUM / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / COWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier (DEDIT is corrected), Paris Mint, original die.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
Battle of Cowpens, 1781  Search this
Credit Line:
Library of Congress
ID Number:
NU.275799.0076
Accession number:
275799
Catalog number:
67.98194
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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-2285-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1097218