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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1776 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the W. Fleming, F.R.C.S.E.

  • Museum number:

    1675-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silver medal made in England. The obverse of this medal is engraved with a ship, and the legend "H. M. Ship Milford, the Yankee terror." The reverse represents a shield charged with an eagle displayed, and the motto, "Content, Blis, and Unity." This medal has a ring and ribbon.

Physical description

Obv., engraved with a ship, and the legend. Rev., a shield charged with an eagle displayed, and the motto. Ring and ribbon.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1776 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

"H. M. Ship Milford, the Yankee terror."
obv.

"Content, Blis, and Unity"
rev.

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.875 in

Historical context note

On June 7 1776, the American privateer, USS Yankee Hero, was en route to Boston. At Newburyport, Massachusetts, the ship was attacked by the British frigate HMS Melford, commanded by Capt. John Burr. Outnumbered 4-to-1, the Yankee Hero's crew battled for 2 hours before surrendering.

Descriptive line

Medal, commemorating the capture of USS Yankee Hero by HMS Milford, in 1776, English, late 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1877, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O. p. 143.

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Shield; Ship

Categories

Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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