GREAT BRITAIN. George I. 1714-1727. Silver medal. 27.84 gm. 44 mm. Naval Action off Cape Passaro. Made in Nuremberg by George Wilhelm Vestner. 31 July to 11 August 1718. Laurel wreaths left and right; CAROLVS VI D G ROM IMP SEMP AVG (left) and GEORGIVS D G MAG BR FR ET HIB R (right); a winged caduceus rising from an antique galley decorated with flags; VETANT FOEDARI FOEDERA around ("They forbid treaties to be violated") / Jupiter on his eagle and Neptune in a conch shell attacking a fleet; SIC MOTOS FAS EST COMPONERE FLVCTVS ("Thus it is right to calm the troubled waves" quoting Vergil) Below: hIspanorVM CLassIs a IoVe et neptVno DeLeta. ("The Spanish fleet destroyed by Jupiter and Neptune, MDCLLVVVIII") (a chronogrammatic legend). BHM II: p440: 43. (Very rare). Good Very Fine.
This was a response to the attack on Sardinia by Spain that violated the Treaty of Utrecht. The French (symbolized by the eagle) and the English (symbolized by Jupiter) as part of the Quadruple Alliance are noted on the medal. The actual victory was achieved by British admiral Sir George Byng.
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