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Commemorative medal depicting Sir Francis Chichester (1901-1972) and "Gypsy Moth IV"

MEC2881
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Collection Coins and medals, Commemorative medals
User collections The Intrepid Amateurs by Nationalmaritimemuseum
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Chichester, Francis
Maker: Vincze, Paul
Maker: Spink & Son Ltd
Eventscircumnavigation, Chichester's single handed, 1966-7
VesselsGolden Hind 1577, Gypsy Moth IV fl.1966

Object details:

Object ID MEC2881
Description Commemorative medal depicting Sir Francis Chichester (1901-1972) and 'Gypsy Moth IV'. Obverse: Bust of Sir Francis Chichester (left), wearing a cap. In the background mast and yacht rigging. Legend: 'SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER'. Reverse: Kneeling figure of Neptune (left) with trident in his right hand, and his left hand extended, grasping a laurel wreath. In the background, a map of the world showing to the left America and to the right Europe and Africa. At the top of the map are two ships sailing - to the left 'Gypsy Moth IV', to the right the 'Golden Hind'. Legend: 'GYPSY MOTH IV 1966-67 GOLDEN HIND 1577-80'. Edge stamped: 'SILVER 191'.
Date made 1966-1967

Artist/Maker Vincze, Paul
Spink & Son Ltd
Place made London, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver gilt
Measurements Overall: 57 mm
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