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Ref: 4365

Belle Isle (France) taken 1761, bronze medal by J Kirk after J Stuart

 

 

Obv: bust of Britannia left between cap of liberty and trident, O FAIR BRITANNIA HAIL around

 

Rev: Victory advancing right with cornucopiae and French trophy

 

 

Condition: good extremely fine; Diameter: 41mm

 

References: BHM 70; E 688

 

 

Notes: Belle Isle is off the Breton coast. It was captured by British forces on 7th June 1761 but returned to France at the conclusion of the Seven Years War in 1763. This medal is an adaptation of Kirk’s medal for the capture of Louisburg in 1758.

 

 

Price £425

Belle Isle taken 1761 medal
Belle Isle taken 1761 medal

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