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Record of British Valour Print Collection

Object Number: 
INV.3381
Date: 
After 1805
Medium: 
Copper; paper, wood, leather, silk
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 15/16 in. ( 7.4 cm ) outer case: 3 3/8 in. ( 8.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: outer case cover, in gold: "RECORD/OF/BRITISH VALOUR"
Description: 
Circular molded copper medal-shaped case containing hand-colored prints depicting naval victories of the British fleet under the command of Admiral Horatio Nelson (1875-1805); obverse depicts nude bust of Nelson at center, surrounded by legend: "ENGLAND'S ADMIRAL NELSON, DUKE OF BRONTE/HOR.VICECOM.NELSON OB PATRIAM PVGNANDO MORT. OCT XXI.MDCCCV." Reverse depicts winged female figure of Fame walking upon water with sailing ships in distance, at right; surrounding legend: "RECORD OF NAVAL VALOUR . EVERY MAN HAS DONE HIS DUTY/IPSE BELLI FVLMEN." Copper medal-shaped box is inset into circular red leather case with cream colored silk satin and silk velvet interior.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group