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Medal - Hurrican, Barbados, 1831 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16294

Summary:
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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 21.237 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: climate, hurricanes
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: commemorative
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1831 AD
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
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Sir James Lyon, Barbados, 1831

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