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The Davidson Medal, in Honor of Lord Nelson, and the Victory of the Nile

Artist:
Medalist: Conrad Heinrich Küchler (German, ca. 1763–1821)
Date:
1798
Culture:
German
Medium:
Bronze, struck
Dimensions:
Diameter: 48 mm
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait, 1909
Accession Number:
09.226
Not on view
Examples of this medal in gold, silver, and bronze were given by Alexander Davison to Lord Nelson and his men in honor of the victory of the Nile.
Signature: Obverse: bottom: C.H.K.

Reverse: below battle scene: C.H. KÜCHLER.

Inscription: Obverse: motto on shield: EUROPE'S HOPE AND BRITAIN'S GLORY; in margin: REAR-ADMIRAL LORD NELSON OF THE NILE

Reverse: in margin: ALMIGHTY GOD HAS BLESSED HIS MAJESTY ARMS; in exergue: VICTORY OF THE NILE / AUG. 1. 1798

Incised on edge: FROM ALEXANr DAVISON ESQr. ST. JAMES'S SQUARE--A TRIBUTE OF REGARD
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait (until 1909; to MMA)
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