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 the bar: 'ENDYMION WH PRESIDENT'. Inscription on the edge: 'J.WITTLE'. The medal is suspended by a straight clasp from a white ribbon, edged dark blue.

Object Details

ID: MED0923
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: War medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Wyon, William; Wyon, William
Events: War of 1812: Capture of the President, 1815
Vessels: President fl.1815 [US navy]; Endymion (1797)
Date made: 1848
People: Wittle, James; Queen Victoria
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 36 mm

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