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General George Washington Military Medal

Object Number: 
1975.8a
Date: 
1975
Medium: 
Pewter; plastic, paper
Dimensions: 
case: 3 x 3 1/2 x 7/16 in. ( 7.6 x 8.9 x 1.1 cm ) diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of bust truncation: "DU VIVIER/PARIS F." Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "DU VIV." Inscription: case lid, bottom: "AMERICA'S FIRST MEDALS"
Description: 
Pewter struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Washington facing right with surrounding legend: "GEORGIO WASHINGTON SVPREMO DVCI EXERCITVVM ADSERTORI LIBERTATIS/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 in exergue: "BOSTONIUM RECUPERATUM/XVII. MARTII/MDCCLXXVI." Black rectangular plastic fitted case with red velvet paper lining; accompanying booklet enclosed.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group