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Lieutenant-Colonel William Washington Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.38
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on exergual line, at right: "DUV."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of William Washington medal with obverse showing Washington on horseback leading his troops, with winged figure of Victory overhead holding laurel wreath above his head; legend: "GULIELMO WASHINGTON LEGIONIS EQUIT. PRAEFECTO"; inscription below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse contains inscription within laurel wreath: "QUOD/PARVA MILITUM MANU/STRENUE PROSECUTUS HOSTES/VIRTUTIS INGENITAE/PRAECLARUM SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN OUGNA 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