Lieutenant-Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal
Pewter; plastic, paper
case: 3 x 3 9/16 x 7/16 in. ( 7.6 x 9 x 1.1 cm ) diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
inscription: obverse, at lower center, below exergual inscription: "REPRODUCTION 1881" inscription: lid of case: American eagle with shield; below center: "AMERICA'S FIRST MEDALS"
Contemporary pewter struck replica of the Howard medal; obverse showing Howard, on horseback, pursuing an enemy, with winged Victory flying overhead and holding laurel wreath above him; legend: "JOH.EGAR.HOWARD LEGIONIS PEDITUM PRAEFECTO"; below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse contains inscription within laurel wreath: "QUOD/IN NUTANTEM HOSTIUM ACIEM/SUBITO IRRUENS/PRAECLARUM BELLICAE VIRTUTIS/SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/XVII JAN MDCCLXXXI." Black rectangular plastic fitted case with red velvet paper lining.
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