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Spanish Galleys Destroyed. 5 July, 1742.: CM.259-1989

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Spanish Galleys Destroyed. 5 July, 1742.


Ruler: George II (1727-60)
Engraver: Pingo, Thomas



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1989-07-05) by Anonymous


Production date: AD 1742

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze gilding Diameter (min) 53 mm Diameter 60 mm Weight 43.07 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: George II, habited as a Roman Emperor, presents a medal to a kneeling officer.

  • Text: PRO TALIBUS AUSIS. (in exergue) T. PINGO . F.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: A squadron preparing to attack five galleys at anchor near the sea-shore.

  • Text: (in exergue) OB . V . TRIREM . HISPAN . A . S . CALLIS . COMBVST . V . IVLII . MDCCXLII.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.259-1989
Primary reference Number: 227856
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 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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