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British Victories 1704: CM.72-1939

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British Victories 1704


Ruler: Anne (1702-14)
Engraver: Hautsch, Georg




This medal commemorates the capture of Gibraltar, on 24th July 1704, and a naval engagement which took place shortly afterwards off the coast of Malaga.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-03-18) by Barron, E. Evelyn


Production date: AD 1704

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 40 mm Diameter 40 mm Weight 25.84 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Anne, facing left, hair bound with fillet, lovelock on the right shoulder, in gown fastened with brooch in front.

  • Text: ANNA . D . G . MAG . BR . FR . ET . HIB . REGINA. (in exergue) ?-C
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Britannia, murally crowned, holding an anchor and a rudder, is seated at the foot of a palm-tree, to which are suspended three shields, inscribed; "DE GALL ET BAVA AD DONAWERD. - DE GALL . ET BAVA ITER . AD HOCHSTAD. - GERMANIA LIBERATA HOSTIB FVGAT." In the distance is seen the attack upon "GIBRALTAR", and a Nereid is approaching Britannia and presenting to her a naval crown.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Accession number: CM.72-1939
Primary reference Number: 227723
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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