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Medal - Hurrican, Barbados, 1831 Reg. No: NU 16294
- Hurrican Medal, Issued by, Barbados, 1831.
Authorised by Lieutenant General Sir James Lyon, Governor of Barbados.
- Statement Of Significance:
- The hurrican slammed into Barbados during the night of 10 August 1831, leveling the capital of Bridgetown. According to this medal 2,437 people perished, either drowned by the 5 metre storm surge that the hurricane brought, or crushed beneath collapsed buildings including St. John's church.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||39 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||21.237 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||climate, hurricanes|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Obverse Description:||Legend in twelve lines detailing support after the hurricane of 11:08:1831 around, LIEUT GENERAL SIR JAMES LYON K.C.B. & G.C.H. GOVERNOR &c. .BARBADOS.|
|Reverse Description:||Legend in 12 lines quoting Governors dispatch and detailing losses, around, DEUS HAEC FORTASSE REDUCET IN SEDEM VICE|
|Issued By:||Sir James Lyon, Barbados, 1831|