Byron's voyage around Cape Horn 1764-1766.

Obverse: Head of Charles II (right). Legend: 'CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA' (Engraved with initials 'WS*AW'. Reverse: Engraved with a chart showing Byron's voyage around Cape Horn in 'Tamar' and 'Dolphin' 1764-1766. On continents 'N. AMERICA' 'S. AMERICA' 'SEA'. On vessels: 'DOLPHIN' 'TAMAR'.

Object Details

ID: MEC2721
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Engraved commemorative coin
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Events: Exploration: Byron's voyage, 1764-1766
Vessels: Dolphin (1751); Tamar fl.1764
Date made: 1764-1766; 1764-66
People: King Charles II; Byron
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 38 mm

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