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Davison's Nile Medal

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Collection Orders and medals, Coins and medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Davison, Alexander
Provenance: Nelson, Horatio
Provenance: Lewes, John
EventsFrench Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile, 1798
VesselsDefence (1763)

Object details:

Object ID MED0184
Description Obverse: On a rock near the sea Peace is standing holding in her right an olive branch and supporting with her left hand a medallion of Nelson, an anchor behind her. Legend: 'REAR-ADMIRAL LORD NELSON OF THE NILE'. Inscription around the portrait: 'EUROPE'S HOPE AND BRITAIN'S GLORY'. Below: 'C.H.K'. (C.H. Kuchler). Reverse: View of Aboukir Bay at sunset, the British Fleet going into action, the French at anchor. Incuse: 'John Lewes H.M.S. DEFENCE'. Legend: 'ALMIGHTY GOD HAS BLESSED HIS MAJESTY'S ARMS'. Exergue: 'VICTORY OF THE NILE AUGUST 1. 1798'. Above (left) 'M.B. SOHO' (right) 'C.H. KUCHLER. FEC.' Both sides of the medal are glazed with a suspension loop and white ribbon with blue edges attached. John Lewes is recorded on the muster book of the 'Defence' as Private John Lewis, Royal Marines, aged 23, born in Woodchester, Gloucestershire.
Date made 1798

Artist/Maker Küchler, Conrad Heinrich
Küchler, Conrad Heinrich
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Materials bronze, gilt; glass; silk
Measurements Diameter: 47 mm
  • Davison's Nile Medal (MED0184)
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