George Washington

dated 1776; restruck around 1840?
Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819), After Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, 1741–1828)


Mint: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Loubat 1; Betts 542; Julian MI-1

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 69 mm, 163.2 gm (2 11/16 in., 5.76 oz.)

Accession Number

17.205

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Kristin and Roger Servison Gallery (Gallery 133)

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals

Obv: GEORGIO WASHINGTON SVPREMO DVCI EXERCITVVM ADSERTORI LIBERTATIS / COMITIA AMERICANA in exergue, around a bust facing right. Signed DV VIVIER / PARIS. F. below the shoulder.
Rev: HOSTIBUS PRIMO FUGATIS / in exergue: BOSTONIUM RECUPERATUM / XVII MARTII / MDCCLXXVI
Edge: (pointing hand) CUIVRE
Struck from the original obverse and the third reverse.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green