GREAT BRITAIN 1756 Loss of Minorca Medal MI 679/394




Collections: Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



GREAT BRITAIN 1756 Loss of Minorca 34mm pinchbeck medal 9.98 grams (MI ii 679/394, Eimer 653) This medal was struck from two different sets of dies

Obverse: Half-length figure of General Blakeney, facing, with his baton pointing to the ship behind him, on the other a fort firing cannon. BRAVE . BLAKNEY . REWARD. /  BUT . TO . B . GIVE A . CORD.

Reverse: Half-length figure of Admiral Byng, three-quarters, left, receiving from a hand a purse; behind him, a ship. WAS MINORCA SOLD BY . B. / FOR . FRENCH GOLD.