Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840

Obverse: The head of Queen Victoria wearing a diadem and with hair tied in a knot. Legend: 'VICTORIA REGINA 1848'. On truncation: 'W. WYON R.A.' Reverse: Britannia seated on a sea horse, a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. Exergue: 'W. WYON R.A.' Inscription on edge: 'JOHN REEDIN.' Inscription on bars: 'PHOEBE 21 DECR 1797', 'PHOEBE 19 FEBY 1801', 'TRAFALGAR'. The medal is suspended by a plain silver clasp from a white ribbon edged with blue. There are only five known clasps '21st December 1797 Phoebe' and only six known clasps '19th February 1801 Phoebe' to the Naval General Service Medal.

Object Details

ID: MED0764
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: War medal
Display location: Display - Nelson, Navy, Nation Gallery
Creator: Wyon, William
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805; Capture of the Nereide, 1797 French Revolutionary Wars: Capture of the Africaine, 1801
Vessels: Nereide fl.1797 [French navy]; Africaine (1801) Phoebe (1795)
Date made: 1848
Exhibition: Nelson, Navy, Nation
People: Queen Victoria; Reedin, John
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 36 mm

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