Admiral Rodney, Capture of St Eustatia, Saba & St Martins from the Dutch 1781, bronze medal, very rare
Obv: uniformed bust of Rodney three-quarters right
Rev: five ships enter a port, ST EUSTATIA SABA AND ST MARTINS above, TAKEN FROM THE DUTCH IN 1781 in exergue
Condition: Good very fine for issue; Diameter: 36mm
References: BHM 235; E 788; Betts unlisted
Notes: These Dutch possessions in the Leeward Islands had been actively supporting the American colonial rebellion, hence the need to possess them. Admiral George Brydges Rodney (1718-1792).