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Medal commemorating the discovery of Hawaii by Captain James Cook (1728-1779)

MEC2117
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Collection Coins and medals, Commemorative medals
User collections Captain Cook's Third Voyage by NMMCollections
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleMaker: Historic Medals
Depiction: Kamehomeha
Historical Association: Cook, James
EventsExploration: Cook's Third Voyage, 1776
VesselsResolution (HMS)

Object details:

Object ID MEC2117
Description Medal commemorating the discovery of Hawaii by Captain James Cook (1728-1779). Obverse: Bust of Captain Cook (left); H.M.S. 'Resolution' under sail (centre). Map of the Hawaiian Islands (right). Legend: 'CAPTAIN JAMES COOK DISCOVERER OF HAWAII'. Inscription: 'JAN. 18. 1778'. Reverse: A Hawaiian chieftain with right arm raised, a staff in his left hand; a boat and shoreline of palm trees in the background. Legend: 'KAMEHAMEHA THE GREAT FOUNDER OF THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM'.
Date made

Artist/Maker Historic Medals
Place made Canada
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials white metal
Measurements Overall: 32 mm
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  • Medal commemorating the discovery of Hawaii by Captain James Cook (1728-1779) (MEC2117)
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