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General George Washington Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.36
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of bust: "DU VIVIER/PARIS. F." Inscription: reverse, at lower right of design: "DUVIV."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of George Washington medal with obverse showing nude bust of Washington facing right with legend: "GEORGIO WASHINGTON SVPREMO DVCI EXERCITVVM ADSERTORI LIBERTATIS"; inscription below bust at center: "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."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group