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Medal commemorating the Chinese junk 'Keying'
Medal commemorating the Chinese junk 'Keying'. Obverse: Starboard broadside view of the junk, sail set only on mainmast. Legend: 'THE CHINESE JUNK ;KEYING ;.' Exergue: 'LENGTH 160 FT . BREADTH 33 FT . BURDEN 800 TONS DEPTH OF HOLD 12 FEET.' Reverse: Inscription, 'THIS REMARKABLE VESSEL IS A JUNK OF THE LARGEST CLASS, AND IS THE FIRST SHIP CONSTRUCTED BY THE CHINESE WHICH HAS REACHED EUROPE, OR EVEN ROUNDED THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE . THIS JUNK WAS PURCHASED AUGUST 1846, AT CANTON, BY A FEW ENTERPRISING ENGLISHMEN . SHE SAILED FROM HONG KONG 6TH DECEMBER 1846 ROUNDED THE CAPE 31ST MARCH 1847 ARRIVED IN ENGLAND 27TH MARCH 1848.'
- Image reference: E3572-2
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London