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Ref: 5874

Lord Exmouth & Suppression of Barbary Slave Trade, Algiers Bombarded 1816, white metal medal by Brenet & Gérard

 


Obv: uniformed bust of Admiral Lord Exmouth right

 

Rev: Neptune subdues a seahorse with his trident, ALGIERS AUGUST 1816 in exergue


Condition: About extremely fine, much original brilliance to reverse; Diameter: 41mm

 

References: BHM 921; E 1085; MH 572

 

Notes: Algiers acted as one of the principal commercial centres for the Christian slave trade along the Barbary Coast. The barbary pirates raided European coastal settlements (including southwest England) and attacked ships to obtain European slaves - tens of thousands found themselves enslaved to Arab masters. Lord Exmouth bombarded Algiers, extracting a treaty from the Dey which abolished the trade, although the practice on the barbary coast did not completely end until the start of the 20th century. This medal is from James Mudie's series of forty, which celebrate the most important events of George III's reign.

 

Price £70

Lord Exmouth & Suppression of Barbary Slave Trade, Algiers Bombarded 1816, white metal medal
Lord Exmouth & Suppression of Barbary Slave Trade, Algiers Bombarded 1816, white metal medal

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