- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Neptune holding a Union Jack and cornucopia leaning against a globe. (obverse)
Neptune seated holding trident and a figure of Victory. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 40.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Brown 1980 states:
Bombay was ceded to England in 1662 as part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II, and by this act the East India Company was firmly established in India. The engagement referred to on the reverse is the occasion when, in 1804, a fleet of the Company's vessels under 'Commodore' Nathaniel Dance, was attacked by the French. Despite the fact that the East India Company vessels were merchant-men and more lightly armed, Dance put the French to flight. Upon his return to England, Dance was knighted.
One of Mudie's National Medals (see Brown 1 p256.1057) issued in 1820. Examples of this medal are believed to have been struck in gold but no specimen has been met with. Specimens of this medal which occur in white metal are probably restrikes and were not included in the series.
Bibliography: Forrer, L. 'Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, etc.', Vol. London, Reprinted 1980, IV/186; Mudie, James. 'An historical and critical account of a grand series of National Medals', London, 1820. 2; Milford Haven, Admiral the Marquis of. 'British Naval Medals', London, 1919, 555; Sandwich, The Rt. Hon. the Earl of. 'British and Foreign medals relating to naval and maritime affairs', 2nd ed., London, 1950, PP/6.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Settlement of the British at Bombay, 1662, and The East India Company's victory over a French Squadron, 1804
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB3 (Brown 1) (139) (567)