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Manufacturer:
United States Mint  Search this
Maker:
United States Mint  Search this
Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 45.1 mm; 1 25/32 in
Object Name:
medal
Place made:
France
Place of issue:
United States
Date of original medal:
1781
Date made:
1881
Original issue:
1789
Description (Brief):
One (1) John Eager Howard at the Cowpens medal, reproduction (Comitia Americana)
United States (France), 1781/1881
Obverse Image: Howard rides on horseback with sword raised as he chases an enemy soldier while winged Victory flies above him, with a palm raised in her left hand and laurel wreath in her right hand above Howard's head.
Obverse Text: JOH / EGAR / HOWARD / LEGIONIS / PEDITUM / PRAEFECTO / COMITIA / AMERICANA / DUVIV
Reverse Image: An inscription in seven lines in surrounded by a laurel wreath.
Reverse Text: QUOD / IN / NUTANTEM / HOSTIUM / ACIEM / SUBITO / IRRUENS / PRAECLARUM / BELLICAE / VIRTUTIS / SPECIMEN / DEDIT / IN / PUGNA / AD / CWPENS / XVII. / JAN. / MDCCLXXXI
General Information: Engraved by Benjamin Duvivier, U.S. Mint copy dies1881.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
Battle of Cowpens, 1781  Search this
Credit Line:
Library of Congress
ID Number:
NU.275799.0082
Accession number:
275799
Catalog number:
67.98173
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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/ng49ca746a9-572c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1097412