History, Information, and Value of 1702 Capture of American Treasure at Vigo Medal
Value of 1702 Capture of American Treasure at Vigo Medal
This medal commemorates the British, German, and Dutch victory over the Spanish at the port of Vigo. Obverse displays a bust of Queen Anne, her hair piled up on her head with a lovelock over her shoulder. She does not wear a crown. Around her head is her Latin title, “Anna, by the grace of God, Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland.” Below the image is the artist’s signature, I. Boskam F. Reverse displays an aerial view of the naval battle. Around the scene is written, “The French and Spanish fleets defeated, burnt and captured” in exergue, “The British and Dutch Expedition to Vigo, 1702”.
The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Anna D. G. Mag Br Fr Et Hib R | and | Anglor Et Batav Virtvte; Incens Classe Opes Americ Inter Cept 1702.