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

Captain's naval gold medal for the battle of Trafalgar awarded to Captain Edward Berry (1768-1831). 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 inscription: 'SIR EDWARD BERRY KNT CAPTAIN OF H.M.S. AGAMEMNON ON THE 21 OF OCTOBER MDCCCV THE COMBINED FLEETS OF FRANCE AND SPAIN DEFEATED'. The medal is fitted with a watch glass on the reverse, and has a gold rim fitted with a loop, ring and bar (the ribbon is missing).

Object Details

ID: MED0969
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: War medal
Display location: Display - Nelson, Navy, Nation Gallery
Creator: Pingo, Lewis
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
Date made: 1797
Exhibition: Nelson, Navy, Nation
People: Berry, Edward
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Diameter: 33 mm

Your Request

If an item is shown as “offsite”, please allow eight days for your order to be processed. For further information, please contact Archive staff:

Tel: (during Library opening hours)

Click “Continue” below to continue processing your order with the Library team.