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George Washington (small military bust)

Early American (1700–1832)
1783
Designed and engraved by Thomas Wells Ingram, After Edward Savage (American, 1761–1817)


Mint: Soho Mint, Birmingham, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Breen 1202; Baker 4

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 28 mm, 7.5 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.26 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.1150

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obv: WASHINGTON & INDEPENDENCE / · 1783 · around a small laureate bust of Washington in uniform, the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
Rev: UNITED STATES (curved) over a seated liberty with cap and pole, holding a laurel wreath, signed in exergue, T.W.I at left and E.S., the whole surrounded by a beaded rim
Edge: plain

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse