Medal commemorating the Charter of Devonport, 1824

Medal commemorating the Charter of Devonport, 1824. Obverse: Neptune standing in a sea-car drawn by two horses, his trident in his right hand, pointing towards the town and harbour in the distance (right) and Fame flying above, a scroll in her left hand inscribed 'Devonport', blowing a trumpet.A profile portrait of George IV shown on th front of the car. Legend: 'PORTUS ET ARA TUIS' (A haven and place of shelter for your mariners).. Reverse: Inscription, 'IN GRATEFUL COMMEMORATION OF THE CONDESCENSION OF HIS MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY GEORGE IV, WHO CONFERED (sic) UPON THE TOWN FORMERLY KNOWN AS PLYMOUTH DOCK THE NAME OF DEVONPORT ANN. DOM. MDCCCXXIV'.

Object Details

ID: MEC1290
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ellis, R.; J. Ramsey
Events: Naming of Devonport, 1824
Date made: 1824
People: King George IV; Ellis, R. J. Ramsey
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 55 mm

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