Silver medal commemorating the capture of Montreal, 1760
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A silver medal issued to Jeffery Amherst to commemorate the capture of Montreal, Quebec in 1760. The face of the medal pictures a female figure of Montreal, seated mournfully at the foot of a pine tree. In front of her is a French shield with a fleur-de-lis and Native American weapons. Behind her, an eagle perches on a rock. Circling the face of the coin are the words: "Montreal Taken MDCCLX - Soc. Promoting Arts amd Commerce". The reverse of the medal contains a male figure, the River St. Lawrence, reclining, leaning against the prow of a ship. He is holding a paddle and a beaver walks over his legs. Above him is a standard bearing the name Amherst, circled by laurel leaves and surmounted by a lion. Beneath the man is a French shield and Native American weapons, lying on their side. Circling the reverse of the medal are the words: "The Conquest of Canada Compleated".
|Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, 1717-1797|
|Amherst College Archives & Special Collections|
|Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, 1717-1797--Medals|
History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Medals
Great Britain, Army--Medals, badges, decorations, etc
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- Chicago citation style
- Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, 1717-1797. Silver medal commemorating the capture of Montreal, 1760. 1760. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:92342. (Accessed May 27, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, 1717-1797, (1760) Silver medal commemorating the capture of Montreal, 1760. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:92342
- MLA citation style
- Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, 1717-1797. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:92342>.