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Major Henry Lee Military Medal
Date: After 1840
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Medium: Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Copper-plated lead electrotype of Henry Lee medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Lee facing right with 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./ARMIS HUMANITATE/DEVINXIT./IN MEM PUGN AD PAULUS/HOOK DIE XIX./AUG. 1770."
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Object Number: 1942.20
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