Medal commemorating the defence of Acre, 1799 and Sir William Sidney Smith (1764-1840).
Medal commemorating the defence of Acre, 1799 and Sir William Sidney Smith (1764-1840). Obverse: Sir Sidney Smith's bust (left), hair short, full uniform, two stars and two Grand Ribbons over right shoulder. Legend: 'ADMIRAL SIR S . SMITH.' Reverse: In a rocky pass a lion, sitting guard over a camel, while a tiger is moving off. Exergue: 'ACRE DEFENDED . BUONAPARTE REPULSED SYRIA SAVED . XXTH. MAY MDCCLXXXXIX.'
|Collection:||Coins and medals|
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Creator:||Mills, George; Brenet, N. G. Mudie, J.|
|Events:||French Revolutionary Wars: Defence of Acre, 1799|
|Date made:||1799; 1814-1820|
|People:||Smith, William Sidney; Smith, William Sidney|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements:||Overall: 41 mm|
If an item is shown as “offsite”, please allow eight days for your order to be processed. For further information, please contact Archive staff:
Click “Continue” below to continue processing your order with the Library team.