Copper; paper, wood, leather, silk
diameter: 2 15/16 in. ( 7.4 cm )
outer case: 3 3/8 in. ( 8.5 cm )
Inscription: outer case cover, in gold: "RECORD/OF/BRITISH VALOUR"
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.
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