Davison's Nile Medal 1798 - Petty Officers
Copper-gilt version for Petty Officers, un-named, obverse illustrating Peace represented by a woman holding an olive branch outward in her right hand, leaning against a large shield decorated with the portrait of Horatio Nelson on her left, with the inscription "REAR ADMIRAL LORD NELSON OF THE NILE" above, reverse illustrates the British fleet at Abouki with the inscription "ALMIGHTY GOD HAS BLESSED HIS MAJESTY'S ARMS" above and "VICTORY OF THE NILE / AUGUST 1/ 1798." below, addressed "A TRIBUTE OF REGARD FROM ALEXr. DAVISON ESQr St. JAMES'S SQUARE" on the edge, 47.5 mm, cleaned, four holes drilled around the edge from a previous mounting procedure, light contact, better than very fine. Footnote: The medal was paid for and privately issued by Nelson's prize agent Alexander Davison, to all who served in His Majesty's ships at the Battle of the Nile in August 1, 1798. Admirals and Captains received it in gold, other officers in silver, petty officers in copper-gilt, ratings in bronzed copper.