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86/317 Medal, commemorating Admiral Richard Howe and the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794, bronze, engraved by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler, minted at the Soho Mint, Birmingham, England, 1794. Click to enlarge.

Medal commemorating Admiral Richard Howe and the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794

Made by Soho Mint in Birmingham, England, 1794.

Medal, commemorating Admiral Richard Howe and the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794, bronze, engraved by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler, minted at the Soho Mint, Birmingham, England, 1794

Round bronze medal. The obverse has an effigy of a profile of a man in eighteenth century dress and the legend ‘RIC.COMES HOWE THALASSIARCHA BRITAN. / PATRIAE DECUS ET TUTAMEN.’. The engraver’s initials are marked on the arm of the figure. The reverse has a naval battle scene and the legend ‘NON SORTE SED VIR...

Summary

Object No.

86/317

Object Statement

Medal, commemorating Admiral Richard Howe and the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794, bronze, engraved by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler, minted at the Soho Mint, Birmingham, England, 1794

Physical Description

Medal, commemorating Admiral Richard Howe and the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794, bronze, engraved by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler, minted at the Soho Mint, Birmingham, England, 1794

Round bronze medal. The obverse has an effigy of a profile of a man in eighteenth century dress and the legend 'RIC.COMES HOWE THALASSIARCHA BRITAN. / PATRIAE DECUS ET TUTAMEN.'. The engraver's initials are marked on the arm of the figure. The reverse has a naval battle scene and the legend 'NON SORTE SED VIRTUTE. / GALLOR.CLASSIS PROFLIG. / DIE I JUNII / MDCCXCIV.'. The engraver's name is underneath the battle scene. The rim is raised and the edge is plain.

Marks

Engraver's initials on obverse 'C.H.K.'
Engraver's name on reverse 'G.H.KUCHLER.F'

Dimensions

Depth

4 mm

Production

Notes

Conrad Heinrich Kuchler, medallist and engraver, worked for Matthew Boulton at his Soho Mint. The medal was struck at the Soho Mint in Birmingham, England in 1794.

History

Notes

The medal was struck to commemorate the Battle of the Glorious First of June, 1794. The battle was fought in the Atlantic Ocean between the Royal Navy and the navy of Revolutionary France. The commander of the British force was Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1986

Acquisition Date

4 March 1986

Cite this Object

Harvard

Medal commemorating Admiral Richard Howe and the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 April 2019, <https://ma.as/62375>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Boulton and Watt Engine at the Powerhouse Museum.

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