John Stewart Military Medal

Object Number: 
INV.10755
Date: 
1780
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, above exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX" inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing Stewart being presented with a palm branch by a Native American, with legend: "JOANNI STEWART COHORTIS PRAEFECTO" and inscription below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows a battle scene with legend: "STONEY-POINT OPPUGNATUM" and insctiption below exergual line: "XV JUL.MDCCLXXIX."
Gallery Label: 
This rare specimen is one of only two bronze strikes known of the John Stewart Comitia Americana medal.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group