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Medal commemorating the Capture of Quebec 1759

Bronze medal with, on the obverse, a bust of Britannia surmounted by the inscription, 'Britannia'; below, a Roman style standard and a trident crossed over a laurel wreath, flanked by the names 'Savnders' and 'Wolfe'; on the reverse, a prisoner bound beneath a tree bearing a trophy of arms with the winged figure of Victory placing a wreath on the helmet; with the inscription 'Qvebec Taken MDCCLIX' (1759).

The fall of the French fortress of Quebec led to the conquest of Canada by Britain and was one of the greatest victories of the Seven Years War (1756-1763).

The names of the British commanders at Quebec are recorded on the obverse of the medal: Admiral Sir Charles Saunders, Royal Navy, and Major General James Wolfe (1727-1759), who was killed at Quebec,

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NAM. 1979-08-2-1


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