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|Collection:||Coins & Medals|
|Date:||1798 - 1798|
|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.