John Stewart Military Medal

John Stewart Military Medal
John Stewart Military Medal
Title
John Stewart Military Medal
Date 
1780
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
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."
Object Number 
INV.10755
Marks 
inscription: obverse, above exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX" inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "GATTEAUX"
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