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General Horatio Gates Military Medal

Object Number: 
1935.128b
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/16 in. ( 5.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: on exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX F."
Description: 
Reverse shell of copper-plated lead electrotype of the Horatio Gates medal depicting General Burgoyne surrendering to General Gates; legend above: "SALUS REGIONUM SEPTENTRION"; inscription in exergue: "HOSTE AD SARATOGAM/IN DEDITION ACCEPTO/DIE XVII OCT. MDCCLXXVII."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group