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Ref: 4749

The Battle of the Nile 1798, Alexander Davisson's bronze medal by Conrad Küchler, in red leather original case of issue

 

 

Obv: Peace on shoreline holds shield with portrait of Horatio Nelson, EUROPE'S HOPE AND BRITAIN'S GLORY around, on border around is REAR ADMIRAL LORD NELSON OF THE NILE

 

Rev: view of the British navy going into action at Aboukir Bay, ALMIGHTY GOD HAS BLESSED HIS MAJESTY'S ARMS on border around, in exergue VICTORY OF THE NILE AUGUST 1 1798

 

Edge impressed: A TRIBUTE OF REGARD FROM ALEXR DAVISON ESQR ST. JAMES SQUARE

 

Condition: Good extremely fine; Diameter: 46mm

 

References: BHM 447; E 890; MH 482

 

Notes: Nelson's decisive victory against the French fleet at Aboukir Bay near Alexandria (Egypt), gave Britain command of the Mediterranean and cut Napoleon Bonaparte's army in Egypt off from France. He made Alexander Davison his prize agent, and Davison had these medals struck for British participants in the battle. Nelson was created Baron Nelson of the Nile as a result of the victory.

 

 

Price £525

 

Nelson, Davison Battle of the Nile medal 1798

Nelson, Davison Battle of the Nile medal 1798

Nelson, Davison Battle of the Nile medal 1798
The medal in its original case

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