History, Information, and Value of 1779 Admiral Augustus Keppel Vindicated Medal
Value of 1779 Admiral Augustus Keppel Vindicated Medal
This medal celebrates the acquittal of Admiral Augustus Keppel after being accused of neglect of duty and trial by Court Martial for an action off Ushant in 1778. Obverse features a bust of the Admiral, three-quarters to the right, wearing a coat and hat. The legend reads, “The Honorable Augustus Keppel Admiral of the Blue.” The reverse displays Justice stepping on Malice. Justice carries a sword in her right and scales in her left hand. In the background is a ship. The reverse legend reads, “Justice triumphant and malice defeated.”
The obverse and reverse text read as follows: The Honeble Augustus Keppel of EY Blue | and | Justice Triumphand; Malice Defeated.