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City of London Freedom box presented to Vice-Admiral Charles Thompson (1740?-1799) for his services as second-in-command at the Battle off Cape St Vincent 14 February 1797.
An oval gold box, the lid mounted with a painted enamel miniature of the Battle off Cape St Vincent showing HMS 'Britannia', with the Vice-Admiral's blue flag at the fore, engaged with the enemy. The gold border of the lid has an inner decoration of laurel and an outer border of oak leaves and acorns, with a ribbon bow at the front. The base of the box is engraved with a port view of HMS 'Britannia' firing a gun, the sails with shot holes. All is within a relief border, composed at the top of oak leaves and acorns, surmounted by a speaking trumpet and ribbon inscribed 'BRITANNIA'; below are crossed palm branches in a ribbon scroll.
- Image reference: F1220-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London