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Major Henry Lee Military Medal
Date: 1790-1877
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Container (Medal): 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Henry Lee with surrounding legend: "HENRICO LEE LEGIONIS EQUIT.PRAEFECTO/COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse bears inscription within laurel wreath: "NON OBSTANTIB/FLUMINIBUS VALLIS/ASTUTIA&VIRTUTE BELLICA/PARVA MANU HOSTES VICIT/VICTOSQ./AKMIS HUMANITATE/DEVINXIT./IN MEM PUGN AD PAULUS/HOOK DIE XIX./AUG.1779."
Object Number: 1174
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Marks: inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "JWRIGHT"