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Ref: 4725

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.

 

 

Price £140

Admiral Sir Sidney Smith medal 1805
Admiral Sir Sidney Smith medal 1805

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