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Defeat of the French Fleet off Cape Finisterre. 3 May. 1747.: CM.261-1989

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Defeat of the French Fleet off Cape Finisterre. 3 May. 1747.

Maker(s)

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

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Description

This medal commemorates Anson's defeat and capture of French fleet off Cape Finisterre.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1747

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 43 mm Diameter 43 mm Weight 30.39 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Anson, facing left, hair long short, no drapery, crowned by Victory standing behind on the prow of a galley.

  • Text: GEORGE LORD ANSON . VICT . MAY III MDCCXLVII (below) T. PINGO . F.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Victory, holding a wreath and a trophy, stands upon the back of a sea monster, over a small globe.

  • Text: CIRCVMNAVIGATION. (in laurel wreaths) KEPPEL, SAVMAREZ, SAVNDERS, BRETT, DENNIS, CAMPBEL. (below) MDCCXL-MDCCXLIV.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.261-1989
Primary reference Number: 227889
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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