USA, Battle of Germantown, Bronze Medal 1777, Merit Medal for the 40th Regiment of Foot

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USA. Battle of Germantown. Merit Medal for the 40th Regiment of Foot. 1777; 31.80 g; AE 44.5 mm; by J. Milton.
Obverse: Panoramic view of the battle // Reverse: GERMAN / TOWN / OCTR.4.1777 within laurel wreath.

Betts 556; Eimer 772; Tancred page 331-2; Balmer R315.

About extremely fine

Comment

The Battle of Germantown was a major engagement in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was fought on October 4, 1777, at Germantown, Pennsylvania, between the British Army led by Sir William Howe, and the American Continental Army under George Washington. The battle was a victory for the British, but the long-term strategic consequences favored the Americans.

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