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General Horatio Gates Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.10
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on exergual line, at right: "N. GATTEAUX" Inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX"
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Horatio Gates military medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Gates facing left with legend above: "HORATIO GATES DUCI STRENUO"; inscription below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows General Burgoyne surrendering to General Gates; legend above: "SALUS REGIONUM SEPTENTRIONAL"; inscription below exergual line: "HOSTE AD SARATOGAM.IN DEDITION. ACCEPTO/DIE XVII OCT. MDCCLXXVII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group