Sir Sydney Smith, Promotion to Flag Rank 1805, bronze medal by Thomas Webb
Obv: bust left of Sidney Smith, name and date around
Rev: COEUR DE LION (Lionheart) within oakwreath
Condition: Extremely fine; Diameter: 53mm
References: BHM 573; E 971; MH 549
Notes: Sir Sidney assisted the Pasha of Acre in preventing Bonaparte from taking the town of Acre in 1799 - the siege lasted two months. This action prevented Bonaparte from entering Syria, for which Smith was granted a knighthood.