- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Cuirassed and draped bust of Ferdinand IV, hair in pigtail, right. (obverse)
A ship entering the bay of Naples, crowds on shore, Fame blowing trumpet holding a medallion with the portrait of Nelson above. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 48.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Brown 1980 states:
Nelson arrived in Naples at the end of June, 1799, to prepare to receive Ferdinand as King of the Two Sicilies. On his return Ferdinand conferred the title of Duke of Bronte on Nelson as a reward for his services.
This medal was restruck after the death of Küchler. The dies for this medal are in the possession of Messrs Pinches. Modern copper restrikes have been made from the rusty reverse die used in conjunction with a Nelson obverse that was rejected by Boulton (Milford Haven, Admiral the Marquis of. 'British Naval Medals', London, 1919, 494). See illustration Brown 1 p117.479A. See also J. G. Pollard, Matthew Boulton and Conrad Heinrich Küchler, 'Numismatic Chronicle', 1970, pp. 288-89, No. 18 and pp. 314-16.
Bibliography: Forrer, L. 'Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, etc.', Vol. London, Reprinted 1980, III/239; Forrer, L. 'Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, etc.', Vol. London, Reprinted 1980, 489; Sandwich, The Rt. Hon. the Earl of. 'British and Foreign medals relating to naval and maritime affairs', 2nd ed., London, 1950, LL/22 & OO/30.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: King Ferdinand IV re-established at Naples, 1799
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB3 (Brown 1) (117) (479)