Sir Francis Drake
Austrian or British
Overall: 66 x 56 mm (2 5/8 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Rectangular medal of Sir Francis Drake (about 1540-1596), commemorating his circumnavigation of the American continents and landing at the North West coast of North America.
Obverse: Frontal bust of Sir Francis Drake; inscribed above “SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1540-1596”, at proper left “MANORHAILY”, and below “19[leaf]07”.
Reverse: Map of the American continents including longitudinal and latitudinal lines and inscribed place names; inscribed and below “IN COMMEMORATION OF THE/DISCOVERY AND LANDING/VPON THE/NORTH-WESTERN COAST OF AMERICA/BY THE/FIRST ENGLISH CIRCVMNAVIGATOR/A·D·1579”.
Obverse: Inscribed above "SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1540-1596", at proper left "MANORHAILY", and below "19[leaf]07".
Reverse: Inscribed below "IN COMMEMORATION OF THE/DISCOVERY AND LANDING/VPON THE/NORTH-WESTERN COAST OF AMERICA/BY THE/FIRST ENGLISH CIRCVMNAVIGATOR/A·D·1579".
By 1900, Edward D. Adams; 1900, gift of Edward D. Adams to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 12, 1908)
Gift of Edward D. Adams