Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797) Commemorative

The Battle of Cape St Vincent was one of the opening battles of the Anglo-Spanish War (17961808), as part of the French Revolutionary Wars, where a British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeated a larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal.

The bronze 38mm medal commemorates John Jervis, Earl St Vincent (1735-1823) and the Battle of Cape St Vincent, 1797. The obverse features a bust of John Jervis, hair long, full uniform, under the coat, ribbon of an Order over right shoulder, star on the left breast with an anchor in center. The curved inscription, EARL ST. VINCENT above and below DEFEATED THE SPANISH FLEET. The reverse features two cherubs, blowing trumpets, flying over the sea, supporting the British Ensign between them. One cherub holds an Earl's coronet over the flag. The curved inscription, VALOUR REWARDED above and in the exergue, FEB 14 1797 FOUR SHIPS TAKEN OFF CAPE ST VINCENT.


Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797) Commemorative


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