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Description

Circular medal. Obverse displays bas-relief of three men’s heads, shown in profile, facing left, the upper ones overlapping the lower, from left to right: George Washington, Admiral de Grasse, and Count Rochambeau; with raised lettering around the edge: “WASHINGTON — DE GRASSE — ROCHAMBEAU / MDCCLXXXI–MCMXXXI”. Reverse displays schematic map of Yorktown battlefield, with sailing ships in water and fleur-de-lis prominently shown to left, with raised lettering in the upper half: “CAPITULATION / DE / YORK TOWN” and below “P.TURIN’.

Capitulation of Yorktown medal. Antiqued patina. Uncirculated. Baker-K454 (pg. 199).

Date

1931


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Brass


Dimensions

Overall: 2 1/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm x 5.4 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of the Yorktown Sesqui-Centennial Commission, 1931


Marks

On reverse: "P.TURIN"


Object Number

M-1071/B


Colors (Beta)


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