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Admiral Boscawen "Louisburg Captured" Commemorative Medal

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Title:
Admiral Boscawen "Louisburg Captured" Commemorative Medal
Date: 
1758
Medium: 
Brass
Classification: 
Date End: 
1 758
Description: 
Set of two identiacl commemorative medals: Brass struck medal with obverse depicting bust of admiral Boscawen in armor facing right with surrounding legend: "ADMl. BOSCAWEN . TOOK . CAPE . BRETON." Reverse shows ocean with five ships in foreground; beyond, a view of attack on the city, with cannon ball striking high tower on a hill; legend above: "LOUISBOURG"; in exergue: "IUL 25 1758" followed by small circle flanked by two halfmoons. Hole punched at top center.
Object Number: 
INV.13907.1-.2
Date Begin: 
1758
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group