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Counter commemorating HMS 'Calliope' and Captain H C Kane

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Collection Coins and medals, Coins
User collections Re┬ĚThink: Environment by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: William Redivivus, Lorncourt,
Historical Association: Kane, Henry Coey
EventsApia cyclone, 1889
VesselsCalliope (1884)

Object details:

Object ID MEC1514
Description Counter commemorating HMS 'Calliope' and Captain H.C. Kane. Obverse: Legend and inscription: 'BRITISH SEAMANSHIP AND CAPTAIN H. C. KANE OF H. M. S. CALLIOPE FROM AN ADMIRER THE MARQUIS DE LEUVILLE'. (Captain Kane got his ship out to sea in safety when the vessels of other nations were wrecked in the hurricane at Samoa.) Reverse: The Marquis de Leuville's arms supported by two griffins, a coronet above and motto below. Motto: 'FAITES'. Hole for suspension.
Date made 1889

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials pewter
Measurements Overall: 30 mm
  • Counter commemorating HMS 'Calliope' and Captain H C Kane (MEC1514)
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