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Counter Commemorating HMS 'Adventure' and 'Beagle', 1826-1827

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Collection Coins and medals, Coins
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsAdventure (purchased 1771), Beagle (1820)

Object details:

Object ID MEC1486
Description Counter Commemorating HMS 'Adventure' and 'Beagle', 1826-27. Obverse across the field: 'GEORGE IV.' Legend: 'H . B . M . S . ADVENTURE AND BEAGLE 1827.' Reverse: Within laurel branches the Royal crown, and below Britannia seated (left), laurel branch in right hand, spear in left arm, Union shield at her side. Commemorates the survey of the Straits of Magellan.
Date made 1827

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials brass
Measurements Overall: 26 mm
  • Counter Commemorating HMS 'Adventure' and 'Beagle', 1826-1827 (MEC1486)
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