1759 British Victories Medal

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Diameter: 43.4 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: 34.6 grams
Metal: Various
I Own 1759 Betts Intercolonial Wars Medals (1745-1763)

History, Information, and Value of 1759 British Victories Medal

Value of 1759 British Victories Medal

The obverse displays three women in draped cloth. Britannia sits in a chariot flanked by Justice to the left and Liberty to the right. The chariot is pulled by a lion and drives over the fleurs-de-lis strewn on the ground. Listed around the image are names of all the British holdings and victories in 1758. The list names two victories in Africa, Senegal and Goree; two in Europe, St. Malo and Cherbourg; and three in America, below which are listed the British commanders, Captain Marsh, Major Mason, Duke of Marlboro, Commander Howe, and Admiral Keppel, respectively. The reverse displays a lion and a horse holding up a shield with a fleur-de-lis stamped on it. The shield translates to, “Treachery Overthrown”. Around the image, in three circles, are the names of six places, the names of six commanders, and the dates of the victories. Four of the six victories are American: Guadeloupe, Niagara, Crown Point, and Quebec. The six commanders listed are Moore, Johnson Wolfe, Amherst, Boscawen, Ferdinand, and Quiberon. At the base of the shield is the year 1759.

The obverse and reverse text read as follows: F_dus – Invictum; MDCCLVIII; Senegal. Mai. 2. S. Malo8. Iun. 16 Cherbourg. Au. 16. Louisbourge. Jul. 27 Marsh. Mason. Marlbro (sic). How (Sic). Boscawen-Amherst. Frontic.Aug.27. Duquensne. Nov. 24. Goree.Dec.29 Bradstreet. Forbes. Keppel. | and | Guadaloupe Baringtn. Moore May 1; Niagara Johnson July 25; Quebec Wolfe Monckn Townsd Sep. 13 & 18; Crown Point Amherst. Aug. 4; Lagos Boscawen Aug. 19; Minden Ferdinand Aug. 1; Hawke Quiberon Nov. 20. .