- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Uniformed bust of Admiral Jervis with hair in pigtail, left within wreath. (obverse)
A seaman left shaking hands with a naval officer right, an incorrectly drawn Union Jack as a background within a wreath, crown at top. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 47.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Brown 1980 states:
Specimens of this medal in silver were presented to those officers, seamen and marines who had followed Admiral Jervis from his flagship the 'Victory' to the 'Ville de Paris' and remained loyal to him during the mutiny at the Nore. Seamen received it in bronze. It is often found without a ring for suspension. A specimen in gold was presented to George III and is now in the British Museum. The design was by Lady Spencer, this fact being recorded in correspondence to her from Lord St Vincent, 20th June 1801, ('Letters of Lord St. Vincent', vol. 1, p. 246, Navy Records Society, 1922). The gold specimen in the National Maritime Museum has an inscription on the edge in impressed capitals +(SOHO)+ STRUCK IN THE MINT OF M. BOULTON.
The Flaxman exhibition catalogue (edited by David Bindman, London, 1979) records an example of this medal in white metal.
It is probably that restrikes of this piece were made after the death of Küchler. See J. G. Pollard, Matthew Boulton and Conrad Heinrich Küchler, 'Numismatic Chronicle', 1970, p. 289, no. 19 and pp. 314-16.
Bibliography: Bindman, David (ed.).'Flaxman and designs for medals and coins exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1979', London, 1979, 116; Milford Haven, Admiral the Marquis of. 'British Naval Medals', London, 1919, 456; Sandwich, The Rt. Hon. the Earl of. 'British and Foreign medals relating to naval and maritime affairs', 2nd ed., London, 1950, LL/23.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Earl St Vincents Reward, 1800
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB3 (Brown 1) (120) (489)