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1718 George I Battle of Cape Passaro silver medal MI 439/42 E481 VF

1718 George I Battle of Cape Passaro silver medal MI 439/42 E481 VF

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  • Obv: George I, laureate, armoured and draped.

  • Rev: Statue of the King, as Neptune, upon a rostral column amidst captured naval trophies.

  • By J Croker

  • Silver

  • 45mm

  • Cape Passaro is the southerly cape of Sicily. On 31 July 1718 a British fleet under Sir George Byng defeated a Spanish fleet, destroying or capturing seventeen Spanish warships.

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