Davison’s Nile Medal, issued 1798. Rare Davison’s Nile Medal, issued 1798. In gilt bronze as issued, unnamed, to Petty Officers.
Obverse, Pax with olive branch standing left on shoreline outcrop, with shield under left arm bearing bust of Nelson and legend: “EUROPE’S HOPE AND ENGLAND’S GLORY”. Reverse, Fleet off shore with rising sun in background; exergue inscription reads: “Victory of the Nile / August 1, 1798”
It is, as it should be, correctly marked around the rim – “A TRIBUTE OF REGARD. FROM ALEXR DAVISON ESQR. ST. JAMES’S SQUARE =”
The medal was originally issued by Mr Alex Davison, as a disc only. Most were subsequently and privately suspended and hung on a deep blue ribbon. This is the case with this medal. Please see the photographs.
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