GREAT BRITAIN John Jervis, Earl St Vincent (1735-1823) and the Battle of Cape St Vincent, 1797.40.6mm Bronze Medal, (BHM 438, Eimer 882, Mudie 4)

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GREAT BRITAIN John Jervis, Earl St Vincent (1735-1823) and the Battle of Cape St Vincent, 1797.40.6mm Bronze Medal, Plain Edge, 36.9 grams, (BHM 438, Eimer 882, Mudie 4) The illustrated print does not come with the medal

Obverse: A short bust of Admiral Jervis profile (left). Legend: 'ADMIRAL EARL ST VINCENT G. C. B.'

Reverse: A winged angel scatters lightning among the Spanish ships, which, partially dismasted, are hauling down their colours. Exergue: 'SPANISH FLEET DEFEATED OFF CAPE ST VINCENT XIV . FEBV MDCCLXXXXVII'.

George Mills, British Medallist born in 1792 or before 28 January 1793 died at Birmingham on 28 January 1824 aged 31. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1816 to 1823 and gained three gold medals from the Society of Arts His first patron was Benjamin West PRA who pronounced him the first Medallist in England and to whose memory Mills dedicated a portrait medal

Nicholas Guy Antoine Brenet, French Medallist born at Paris in 1773 pupil of Girod and Gatteaux died in the same city in 1846 He largely contributed to the Napoleonic series of medals executed under the direction of Denon, but also did many of the medals for Mudie's National Medal series.

The Battle of Cape St. Vincent (14 February 1797) was one of the opening battles of the Anglo-Spanish War (1796–1808), as part of the French Revolutionary Wars, where a British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeated a greatly superior Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cape_St._Vincent_(1797)