Great Britain Admiral Lord Nelson, 1798 Alexander Davisson's Medal for the Battle of the Nile, 47.5mm copper 39.2 grams (BHM 447; Eimer 890) by C. H. Küchler,
Obverse: Peace holds shield with medallic portrait of Nelson, REAR-ADMIRAL LORD NELSON OF THE NILE / EUROPE'S HOPE AND BRITAIN'S GLORY
Reverse: panorama view of Aboukir Bay, the English Fleet going into action, the French at anchor, ALMIGHTY GOD HAS BLESSED HIS MAJESTY'S ARMS / VICTORY OF THE NILE AUGUST 1, 1798
Edge: A TRIBUTE OF REGARD FROM ALEXR DAVISON ESQR ST. JAMES'S SQUARE
Alexander Davison was appointed by Nelson sole prize agent for the captured ships after the battle of the Nile. Davison awarded medals for the battle, gold for captains, silver for officers, gilt metal for warrant officers and metal for sailors; at a cost to him of £2,000.
Conrad Heinrich Küchler was born in Flanders around 1740. He first came to England in March 1793, where he was employed as an engraver at the Soho Mint, owned by the notable manufacturer Matthew Boulton. He was Boulton's sole artist for designing and die-cutting, and produced the designs for various coins, medals and tokens, including the copper "cartwheel" pennies and twopences, and medals depicting the Battle of Trafalgar, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He designed at least three of the obverse portraits for the long reign of George III. He later left the Mint, but continued to be employed by Boulton's firm in London until his death. Küchler died in Handsworth in 1810, and was buried in the churchyard of St Mary's.