Medallion: Joanni Stewart

Medallion: Joanni Stewart
Title
Medallion: Joanni Stewart
Date 
1840-1870
Medium 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Description 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of medal awarded by Congress to John Stewart in 1779; inscribed on obverse: "JOANNI STEWART COHORTIS PRAEFECTO" and "COMITIA AMERICANA" with depiction of Indian Queen presenting palm branch to Major Stewart; reverse inscribed: "STONEY-POINT OPPUGNATUM" and XV JUL. MDCCLXXIX" with image of assault at Stony Point.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Object Number 
1942.32
Marks 
inscribed: on obverse and reverse: "GATTEAUX"
Gallery Label 
This is an electrotype of one of the "Comitia Americana" medals awarded by Congress to heroes of the Revolutionary War between 1776 and 1781. Major John Stewart was honored by Congress in 1779 but the medal was not struck until late 1789 or early 1790.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group