Lieutenant-Colonel William Washington Military Medal

Lieutenant-Colonel William Washington Military Medal
Title
Lieutenant-Colonel William Washington Military Medal
Date 
1862
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing full-length portrait of William Washington on horseback, leading his troops in battle, with winged figure of Victory overhead holding a laurel wreath; legend: "GUILELMO WASHINGTON LEGIONIS EQUIT. PREAFECTO" and inscription in ex.: "COMITIA AMERICAN." Reverse bears inscription surrounded by laurel wreath: "QUOD/PARVA MILITUM MANU/STRENUE PROSECUTUS HOSTES/VIRTUTIS INGENITAE/PRAECLARUM SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/XVII.JAN.MDCCLXXXI."
Credit Line 
Gift of Harry A. Heald in memory of Edith Franklin Heald
Object Number 
1935.122a
Marks 
inscription: obverse, above exergual line, at right: "DUV" inscription: edge, lower center: "CUIVRE"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group