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Lieutenant-Colonel William Washington Military Medal

Object Number: 
1966.85
Date: 
1862
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, on exergual line, at right: "DUV" inscription: edge, lower center: "CUIVRE"
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 AMERICANA." 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: 
Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group