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Struck bronze medal.(obverse) Victory seated holding a plaque with the bust of Lord Nelson, a lion, palm-tree and harp in front of a pyramid.
(reverse) A shield and foul anchor.
- Made in: British Isles
- (Europe,British Isles)
- Diameter: 38 millimetres
Inscription ContentNOV . 29 LAUS DEO 1798
Inscription TranslationNovember 29 Praise to God, 1798
Inscription CommentInscribed on anchor.
Inscription ContentSUB HOC SIGNO VINCES
Inscription TranslationUnder this sign thou shalt conquer
Inscription ContentVIRTUTE NIHIL OBSTAT & ARMIS
Inscription TranslationNothing withstands valour and arms.
Inscription ContentVICTORY OF THE NILE
AUGT. 1. 1798.
Inscription CommentIn exergue.
The date on the reverse of this medal is possibly an error for Nelson's birth date, 29th September. The 'Gentleman's Magazine' records that prayers were offered for the victory in St Paul's Cathedral on 21st October 1798 and the following two Sundays. See also Brown 1p106.447.
Bibliography: Milford Haven, Admiral the Marquis of. 'British Naval Medals', London, 1919, 484; Sandwich, The Rt. Hon. the Earl of. 'British and Foreign medals relating to naval and maritime affairs', 2nd ed., London, 1950, N/3.
- Associated with: Egypt
- Commemoration of: Battle of the Nile,1798
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