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Medal commemorating Admiral Pierre André de Suffren Saint Tropez (1729-1788)
Medal commemorating Admiral Pierre André de Suffren Saint Tropez, (1729-1788). Obverse: Bust of Admiral Suffren in a tie-wig (left). Legend: 'P . AND . DE SUFFREN ST . TROPEZ CHEV DES ORD . DU ROI GR . CROIX DE L'ORD . DE ST. JEAN DE JERUS . VICE ADMIRAL DE FRANCE.' (Peter Andrew de Suffren of St Tropez, Knight of the orders of the King, Grand Cross of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, Vice-Admiral of France.) Reverse: Inscription within a laurel wreath, small coat of arms above. Inscription: 'LE CAP PROTÉGÉ TRINQUEMALE PRIS GOUDELOUR DÉLIVRÉ L'INDE DÉFENDUE SIX COMBATS GLORIEUX LES ÉTATS DE PROVENCE ONT DÉCÉRNÉ CETTE MÉDAILLE MDCCLXXXIV.' (The Cape protected, Trincomalee taken, Goudelour set free, India defended, six glorious battles. The States of Provence have issued this medal.) Admiral de Suffren's chief exploit was in the Indian Ocean campaign, 1781-82, against Admiral Hughes, with whom in several battles he held his own.
- Image reference: E2771-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London