Battle of Camperdown
Battle of Camperdown, bronze medal, 1797 by J. Hancock, uniformed bust of Admiral Duncan right, his hair in a pigtail, rev. a seaman nailing the Royal Standard to a ship’s top mast, OCTOBER 11 1797 WITH 24 SHIPS & 1198 GUNS DEFEATED THE DUTCH/ FLEET OF 26 SHIPS & 1259 GUNS, 9 SHIPS & 592 GUNS TAKEN, in exergue, HEROIC COURAGE PROTECTS/ THE BRITISH FLAG, 47 mm (BHM 426). A flaw to the right of the portrait and some marks in the fields, otherwise good very fine. £Sold
The seaman depicted on the reverse was John Crawford, who was presented with a large silver medal by the town of Sunderland for his bravery in this action
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