1759 Guadeloupe Surrenders Medal

Approximate Current Value: $

Diameter: 39.8 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: 26.8 grams
Metal: Silver
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History, Information, and Value of 1759 Guadeloupe Surrenders Medal

Value of 1759 Guadeloupe Surrenders Medal

After a six-month battle, the French surrendered Guadeloupe to the British in 1759. This classically designed medal commemorated that victory by featuring Britannia on the obverse as she reaches down to a kneeling figure that holds a cluster of sugar canes. Britannia leans against a spear and at her feet is a shield. The legend states, “Guadeloupe surrenders” and in exergue, “May 1, 1759”. The reverse features Pallas wearing a helmet and holding a trident in her right and a standard in her left as she steps onto a galley. The legend names Moore and Barrington on either side of Pallas. The exergue lacks a complete translation but it alludes to art and commerce.

The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Gvadalvpe Svrrenders; May I MDCCLIX | and | Moore; Barrington; Soc Prom Arts | And Commerce.