Medal cast

Two casts, obverse and reverse, of a commemorative medal. Obverse: The Nelson monument, Birmingham shown with iron railings. Legend: 'ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY'. Below: 'BIRMINGHAM'. Reverse: Mourning Britannia, a distant view of the Batttle of Trafalgar behind her. Legend: 'HE FINISHED A COURSE OF GLORY IN THE ARMS OF VICTORY'. Exergue: 'OCTR. 21.1805'.

Object Details

ID: SEC0939
Type: Medal cast
Display location: Not on display
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
Date made: 21 Oct 1805
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Wellcome Collection
Measurements: Overall: 5 mm x 37 mm

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