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Medal commemorating Captain James Cook (1728-1779) at Nootka Sound, 1778

MEC2118
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Object ID MEC2118
Description Medal commemorating Captain James Cook (1728-1779) at Nootka Sound, 1778. Obverse: A lamppost with five globe-shaped lamps, two baskets of flowers suspended from the cross-piece. Legend: 'VICTORIA B.C. CITY OF GARDENS'. Reverse: Captain Cook in uniform and wearing a sword (left) shaking hands with an Indian in a long cloak and pointed hat (right) on the foreshore. A three-masted ship in the background, steep cliffs (right). Legend: 'COMMEMORATING CAPTAIN JAMES COOK AT NOOTKA SOUND 1778-1978'. Milled edge.
Date made 1978

Artist/Maker Greater Victoria Information Centre
Place made Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials gilded metal
Measurements Overall: 32 mm
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  • Medal commemorating Captain James Cook (1728-1779) at Nootka Sound, 1778 (MEC2118)
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