John Stewart Military Medal
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
inscription: obverse, above exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX" inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX"
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing Stewart being presented with a palm branch by a Native American, with legend: "JOANNI STEWART COHORTIS PRAEFECTO" and inscription below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows a battle scene with legend: "STONEY-POINT OPPUGNATUM" and insctiption below exergual line: "XV JUL.MDCCLXXIX."
This rare specimen is one of only two bronze strikes known of the John Stewart Comitia Americana medal.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.