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Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, 1744, Naval Action off Toulon / hanging man.

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Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, 1744, Naval Action off Toulon / hanging man.
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Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, 1744, Naval Action off Toulon / hanging man. Eimer-582; Mitchener-5069/70. 13.67 grams; 39mm. Obverse with letters A, B, C and D scattered around scene with man hanging in gallows with flowers on ground, several ships in background, a few of which are sinking, date 1743|4 in exergue; reverse with soldiers watching a lion (the British) attacking a rooster (the French) in foreground, ships and city walls in background, letters E, F, G, H and I scattered around; cleaned XF+ with light surface pitting, mostly copper color but with patch of brass color at rim above the hanging man. Fascinating design in the style of the contemporary "Admiral Vernon" medals but commemorating the defeat of the British Mediterranean Fleet by the French and Spanish off Toulon, France. No doubt this medal originally came with some sort of letter-key describing the items so marked on the medal.