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PRELIMINARIES, AMIENS 1801


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Preliminaries of the Peace of Amiens 1801.

A female classical figure of Eirene the Greek Goddess of Peace(Roman Pax), standing at a Quay holding the cornucopia in her left arm and an olive branch in her right hand. In the background at sea are three rigged ships and goods labelled 'To France' wait on the quay, aboveTHEY SHALL PROSPER THAT LOVE THEE in the exergue four ears of corn are crossed, two over two, along with the cornucopia & the olive branch, corn was a symbol of the Goddess.

Oval shield in the form of the British flag mounted on crossed swords in the centre of a semi-circular legend. PRELIMINARIES OF PEACE / BETWEEN / GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE / SIGNED / OCTOBER 1st 1801.

WM 38mm by Henry Kettle. BHM#516 N.

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