Lieutenant Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.5 cm )
inscription: obverse, above exergual line, at left: 'DU VIV."
Bronze struck medal, with obverse showing full-length portrait of Howard, on horseback, pursuing an enemy, with allegorical winged figure of Victory overhead; legend: "JOH.EGAR.HOWARD LEGIONIS PEDITUM PRAEFECTO" and inscription below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse bears inscription surrounded by laurel wreath: "QUOD/IN NUTANTEM HOSTIUM ACIEM/SUBITO IRRUENS/PRAECLARUM BELLICAE VIRTUTIS/SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/XVII.JAN.MDCCLXXXI"
Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
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