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Libertas Americana. 4 Juil. 1776 Non sine Diis animosus infans / / dessin de la medaille des etats unis de l'amerique compose par A.E. Gibelin en 1783.

Libertas Americana. 4 Juil. 1776 Non sine Diis animosus infans / / dessin de la medaille des etats unis de l'amerique compose par A.E. Gibelin en 1783.

 
 
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Design drawing executed not later than September 1782 by Antoine Esprit Gibelin shows Minerva (representing France) standing, leaning forward, holding a spear in raised right hand and a shield, with a fleur-de-lis design, in her left hand, preventing a lioness (representing Great Britain) from attacking Hercules who is astride a cradle at Minerva's feet and holding a snake in each hand (representing the victories over General Bougoyne at the Battle of Saratoga "17 Octobre '77" and General Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown "19 Octobre '81").

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01/01/1782
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Gibelin, A. E. (Antoine Esprit), 1739-1813, artist
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Library of Congress
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