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18th Century Commemorative Medal: Napoleonic Wars / Soho Mint, Birmingham

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2002N3
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1798 - 1798

Maker Information

Designer: Conrad Heinrich Kuchler - View biography for Conrad Heinrich Kuchler
Manufacturer:Soho Mint - View history


Gilt bronze medal made at Soho Mint, Birmingham, 1798. This is one of the patriotic medals that Matthew Boulton produced at his Soho Mint in Handsworth during the Napoleonic Wars. It was designed by Boulton's best engraver, Conrad Heinrich Küchler. On one side of the medal is a bust of King George III. The other shows Britannia surrounded by weapons. The medal commemorates the victories won by Britain during the year 1798. These included Nelson's victory over the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile and the capture of Minorca from the Spanish.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:18th century
Material(s):Gilt copper
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Staffordshire, England

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