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'. Reverse: Britannia seated on a sea horse, a trident in her right hand and an olive branch in her left. Inscription on bars: 'DIANA 11 SEPTR. 1809', '24 DEC BOAT SERVICE 1810', 'ENDYMION WH PRESIDENT'. Inscription on the edge: 'NOAH BRITTLE'. The medal is suspended by a straight clasp from a white ribbon, edged dark blue.

Object Details

ID: MED0871
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: War medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Wyon, William; Wyon, William
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Capture of the Zefir, 1809; War of 1812: Capture of the President, 1815 Napoleonic Wars: Destruction of the frigate Elisa, 1810
Vessels: Zephr, fl.1809 [Dutch]; Diana (1794) President fl.1815 [US navy] Endymion (1797)
Date made: 1848
People: Queen Victoria; Brittle, Noah
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 36 mm

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