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Unique ID: IOW-59A465

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Copper alloy halfpenny token, Portsmouth commemorating the battle of Cape St Vincent.

Obverse: Sir John Jervis being crowned by Neptune.

Reverse: Inscription reads: Sr JOHN JERVIS WITH 15 SAIL PURSUED & DEFEATED THE SPANISH FLEET OF 27 SAIL OF THE LINE FEBRUARY 14th 1797.

Notes:

This coin was made to commemorate the Battle of Cape St Vincent, one of the opening battles of the Anglo-Spanish War (1796–1808) as part of the French Revolutionary wars (aka the Napoleonic wars). Admiral Sir John Jervis lead the British fleet against Admiral Don Jose de Cordova.

Several designs were created for tokens to commemorate this victory.

Inscription: Sr JOHN JERVIS WITH 15 SAIL PURSUED & DEFEATED THE SPANISH FLEET OF 27 SAIL OF THE LINE FEBRUARY 14th 1797

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1797
Date to: Circa AD 1797

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 9.34 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th August 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

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