Naval Gold Medal (Captain's) for The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

Captain's Naval Gold Medal for Trafalgar awarded to Captain John Stockham (1765-1814). Obverse: Britannia, a spear in her left hand and a shield below, standing on the deck of an antique galley, her right foot resting on a helmet, crowned with a wreath by a winged victory. Reverse inscribed: ' * LIEUTENANT JOHN STOCKHAM * COMMANDING H.M.S. THUNDERER. ON THE 21 OCTOBER MDCCCV. THE COMBINED FLEETS OF FRANCE AND SPAIN DEFEATED'. The medal is fitted with a gold rim with a watch glass on both sides to protect the surface. It is suspended from a loop and gold bar by a blue edged white ribbon with a gold buckle.

Object Details

ID: MED0157
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: War medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Pingo, Lewis
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
Vessels: Thunderer 1783 (HMS)
Date made: 1797
People: Stockham, John
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Diameter: 40 mm

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