General George Washington Military Medal
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.9 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "DU VIVIER/PARIS.F." Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "DU VIV." Inscription: edge, lower center: pointing hand mark followed by "CUIVRE"
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of George Washington facing right with surrounding legend: "GEORGIO WASHINGTON SVPREMO DVCI EXERCITVVM ADSERTORI LIBERTATIS"; inscription below bust truncation: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows Washington and his staff, on horseback, watching the British evacuation of Boston and the entrance of the American forces; legend above: "HOSTIBUS PRIMO FUGATIS"; inscription below exergual line: "BOSTONIUM RECUPERATUM/XVII MARTII/MDCCLXXVI."
This medal is the first restrike of the original 1790 Washington military medal executed by the Paris Mint in 1820. The edge markings -- pointing hand followed by the word "CUIVRE" -- indicate the date.
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