Major Henry Lee Military Medal
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Henry Lee medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Lee facing right with legend: "HENRICO LEE LEGIONIS EQUIT. PRAEFECTO/COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse bears inscription within laurel wreath: "NON OBSTANTIB/FLUMINIBUS VALLIS/ASTUTIA & VIRTUTE BELLICA/PARVA MANU HOSTES VICIT/VICTOSQ./ARMIS HUMANITATE/DEVINXIT./IN MEM PUGN AD PAULUS/HOOK DIE XIX./AUG. 1770."
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
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