Anne, Capture of Tournai 1709, silver medal by John Croker
Obv: bust of Queen Anne left
Rev: Pallas seated with military trophies, town in the distance, TORNACO EXPVRGATO around, date in exergue
Condition: good fine; Diameter: 40mm
Reference: MI ii 354/190; E 437; vL V/141
Notes: Tournai lies in the Hainault region of what was then the Spanish Netherlands (now Belgium) and the siege was part of the Wars of the Spanish Succession. John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, led the Allied forces besieging the town. The siege lasted 69 days before the French finally surrendered. It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the War, with some 3,800 French casualties and 5,400 on the Allied side.