Portsmouth halfpenny token

Portsmouth halfpenny token. Obverse: Bust of John Jervis, Earl St Vincent (1735-1823 in uniform and ribbon of order (three-quarter right). Legend: 'VISCOUNT JERVIS & THE GLORIOUS 14 FEBY. 1797'. Reverse: Starboard broadside view of a battleship under sail. Legend: 'UNDER PROVIDENCE YE INVINCIBLE FIFTEEN'. Inscribed on edge, 'PAYABLE AT PORTSMOUTH AND PORTSEA'.

Object Details

ID: MEC2944
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Token
Display location: Not on display
Creator: J. Pitt
Events: French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St Vincent, 1797
Date made: 1797
People: Jervis, John; Jervis, John J. Pitt
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Measurements: Overall: 30 mm

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