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Pewter medal. (whole)
Tournay bombarded. (reverse)
A Spanish vessel, with the French arms affixed to her stern, is labouring in a heavy sea: her mizenmast, carrying French colours, has been carried away, and her cargo is being thrown overboard, one bale of which is inscribed. (obverse)
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Diameter: 45 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
This medal intimates that France, having obtained possession of a portion of the Spanish Netherlands, found herself incapable of holding it: but in order that she should not be compelled to abandon it altogether, she was willing to sacrifice a few places in order to preserve the rest. Tournay was captured by the French in 1667.
See Rapin de Thoyras, Paul, ‘The Metallick History of the Reigns of William III and Queen Mary, Queen Anne, and King George I. [N. Tindal’s edition.], London, 1747, viii. 2; Van Loon, Gerard, ‘Histoire Métallique des XVII. Provinces des Pays-Bas’, 5 vol. La Haye, 1732-1837 (fol) [There is also an edition in Dutch, but with different paging], V. 141; Thesaurus Numismatum Modernorum hujus Seculi, &c., Norinbergiæ, 928.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: City of Tournay taken, 1709
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