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General Horatio Gates Military Medal

Object Number: 
1170
Date: 
1801-1879
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, on exergual line, at right: "N.GATTEAUX." inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal, with obverse showing clothed bust of Horatio Gates facing left, with legend: "HORATIO GATES DUCI STRENUO" and inscription below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows General Burgoyne surrrendering to General Gates with military troops in the background with legend: "SALUSREGIONUM SEPTENTRIONAL."; inscription below exergual line: "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