Medal commemorating the capture of Cayenne, 1809
|Description||Medal commemorating the capture of Cayenne, 1809. Obverse: The Regent's head (left), laureate. Legend: 'D : JOAM P : G : D : PRINC : REGEN : DE : PORTUGAL, &c.' (John, by the grace of God, Prince Regent of Portugal, etc.) Below: '1809.' Reverse: Inscription (within laurel wreath), '14 . JAN . 1809.' Legend: 'CAYENNA TOMADA A : OS FRANCEZES.' (Cayenne taken from the French.) The island was captured by a Portuguese force and 80 men from HMS 'Confiance'.|
|Artist/Maker||Pidgeon, G. F.
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements||Overall: 51 mm; weight: 68.2 g|
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