Lieutenant Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal

Lieutenant Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal
Lieutenant Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal
Title
Lieutenant Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal
Date 
after 1830
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Description 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing Howard on horseback pursuing an enemy with winged figure of Victory overhead holding laure wreath above his head; legend: "JOH.EGAR.HOWARD LEGIONIS PEDITUM PRAEFECTO"; inscription below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse bears an inscription within laurel wreath: "QUOD/IN NUTANDEM HOSTIUM ACIEM/SUBITO IRRUENS/PRAECLARUM BELLICAE VIRTUTIS/SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/XVII.JAN.MDCCLXXXI"
Credit Line 
Gift of James Hazen Hyde
Object Number 
1947.326
Marks 
inscription: obverse, lower left of design: "DU VIV." on edge: privy mark "ARGENT"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group