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Medal commemorating Captain James Cook (1728-1779)

MEC1316
Coins and medals

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Collection Coins and medals, Commemorative medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Cook, James

Object details:

Object ID MEC1316
Description Medal commemorating Captain James Cook (1728-1779). Medal struck by the Royal Society in memory of Cook. Obverse: Bust of Captain Cook in tie-wig and uniform (left). Legend: 'IAC . COOK OCEANI INVESTIGATOR ACERRIMVS'. (The most intrepid investigator of the seas). Exergue: 'REG . SOC . LOND . SOCIO . SVO.' Reverse: A draped female figure (Fortune) stands leaning against a rostral column, a spear in her left hand and a rudder in her right hand resting on a globe. The British shield leans against the column (right). Legend: 'NIL INTENTATVM NOSTRI LIQVERE' (Our men have left nothing unattempted). Exergue: 'AVSPICIIS GEORGII III'.
Date made 1784

Artist/Maker Pingo, Lewis
Pingo, Lewis
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver
Measurements Overall: 43 mm
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