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Lieutenant Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.14
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, above exergual line, at left: "DUVIV."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of John E. Howard medal with obverse showing Howard, on horseback, pursuing an enemy with winged figure of Victory flying overhead and holding laurel wreath above his head; legend: "JOH. EGAR. HOWARD LEGIONIS PEDITUM PRAEFECTO"; inscription below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse bears inscription within laurel wreath: "QUOD/IN NUTANTEM HOSTIUM ACIEM/SUBITO IRRUENS/PRAECLARUM BELLICAE VIRTUTIS/SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/XVII. JAN MDCCLXXXI."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group