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Louisburg Taken. 26 July, 1758.: CM.YG.3414-R

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Louisburg Taken. 26 July, 1758.


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




Medal commemorating the capture of Louisburg, 26 July 1758.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936-07-07) by Young, Arthur W.


Production date: AD 1758

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 44 mm Diameter 44 mm Weight 37.21 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: The British flag waving over the globe, marked "CANADA AMERICA". On one side a sailor waves his hat; on the other a grenadier points to a female figure writhing beneath the globe, pointing to English boats approaching, and dropping the French lily into the sea; above, a flag and a band inscribed.

  • Text: PARITER . IN . BELLA. (below) T. PINGO . F.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Batteries firing; the English fleet in the offing; a French ship in flames and another towed away by English boats.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.YG.3414-R
Primary reference Number: 227909
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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