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General Horatio Gates Military Medal

Object Number: 
1975.8b
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, above exergual line, at right: "N. GATTEAUX" Inscription: reverse, above exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX F." Inscription: case lid, at lower center: "AMERICA'S FIRST MEDALS"
Description: 
Pewter struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Horatio Gates facing left with legend: "HORATIO GATES DUCI STRENUO"; in exergue: "COMITIA AMERICANA"; reverse shows General Burgoyne surrendering to General Gates; legend: "SALUS REGIONUM SEPTENTRIONAL"; in exergue: "HOSTE AD SARATOGAM/IN DEDITION ACCEPTO/DIE XVII OCT. MDCCLXXVII." Black rectangular plastic fitted case with red velvet paper lining.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group