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China War Medal 1842

Coins and medals

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Collection Coins and medals, Orders and medals
ExhibitionsTraders: The East India Company and Asia
User collections The Company in crisis by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationTraders Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: Hall, William Hutcheon
EventsFirst Opium War, 1840-1842
VesselsNemesis 1839 [Indian Navy]

Object details:

Object ID MED0018
Description Obverse: Head of Queen Victoria with a diadem. hair tied in a knot (L). Legend: "VICTORIA REGINA". Reverse: At the foot of a palm tree a trophy of flags, cannon, the royal shield, a capstan, etc. Legend: "ARMIS EXPOSCERE PACEM". Exergue: "CHINA" 1842. Inscription on edge, "W. H. HALL. R.N. COMMANDER, H.E.I.C. NEMESIS". Fitted with a plain (swivel) bar and crimson ribbon (1 1/4" wide) edged with yellow.
Date made 1842

Artist/Maker Wyon, William
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials organic: textile [ribbon]; metal: silver
Measurements 36 mm
  • China War Medal 1842 (MED0018)
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