Counter Commemorating HMS 'Adventure' and 'Beagle', 1826-1827

Counter Commemorating HMS 'Adventure' and 'Beagle', 1826-27. Obverse across the field: 'GEORGE IV.' Legend: 'H . B . M . S . ADVENTURE AND BEAGLE 1827.' Reverse: Within laurel branches the Royal crown, and below Britannia seated (left), laurel branch in right hand, spear in left arm, Union shield at her side. Commemorates the survey of the Straits of Magellan.

Object Details

ID: MEC1486
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Counter
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Vessels: Beagle (1820); Adventure (purchased 1771)
Date made: 1827
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 26 mm

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