Description

Comitia Americana medal commemorating William Washington's actions at the Battle of Cowpens on January 17, 1781. Obverse depicts Washington on horseback, facing the viewer's left, as he leads his 3rd Continental Light Dragoons against the British cavalry, a winged Victory overhead. Reverse features a seven-line motto in Latin honoring Washington. Plain edge, marked at bottom with an anchor and the word "ARGENT." In red covered box; "Medallic Art Co." printed in dark red at inside cover.

William Washington at Cowpens medal. Original dies.
Silver. Anchor and ARGENT restrike, Paris Uncirculated.

Date

1841-1842


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Silver


Dimensions

Overall: 1 13/16 in. x 1 13/16 in. x 1/8 in. (4.6 cm x 4.6 cm x 0.32 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 2009


Object Number

M-4841


Colors (Beta)


Mount Vernon's object research is ongoing and information about this object is subject to change. For information on image use and reproductions, click here.
Buy Tickets What to Do Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
Estate Hours

Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

iconDirections & Parking
buy tickets online & save