Medal commemorating commerce with the Philippines

Medal commemorating commerce with the Philippines. Obverse: Short bust of King Charles III of Spain in a long wig with curls, tied with ribbon, falling below the bust. Legend: '*CARLOS * III * INSTITUIDOR * BENEFICO*' (Charles III founder supporter). Reverse: Port broadside view of a full-rigged merchantman under plain sail and forecourse. Legend: 'COMMERCIO * FILIPINO * RENACE.' (Rebirth of commerce with the Philippines). Exergue: 'MANILA'. This was a prize given by the Manila Trading Society.

Object Details

ID: MEC0210
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: J.C. Gil
Places: Spain
Date made: 1782
People: King Charles III of Spain; Manila Trading Society
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 49 mm

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