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Pingo, Lewis b 1743 :[Cook commemorative medal, 1784] Iac. Cook oceani investigator acerrimus / Reg. Soc. London. socio suo ; L. P. f[ecit]. [London, Royal Mint, 1784]

Reference Number: Curios-006-009

Bust of explorer James Cook, uniformed and pigtailed (recto) with inscription Iac. Cook oceanie investigator acerrimus (James Cook, the most intrepid explorer of the oceans); on verso: figure of Britannia (or Fortune), with rudder, globe and shield; inscribed with motto and 'Auspiciis Georg. III'. There is also a legend from Horace around the edge of the globe 'Nil inventatum nostri liquere' (Our men have left nothing unattempted).

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1 image, categorised under Portraits and Numismatics, related to James Cook, Lewis Pingo, Reginald George James Berry, Britannia (Symbolic figure) and Medals.

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Pingo, Lewis b 1743 :[Cook commemorative medal, 1784] Iac. Cook oceani investigator acerrimus / Reg. Soc. London. socio suo ; L. P. f[ecit]. [London, Royal Mint, 1784], Reference Number Curios-006-009 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 curio(s)Silver medal 43 mm (diameter). Single curio

Historical Notes: See Sutherland, A. Numismatic history of New Zealand, 1941, p. 209-211, 226; and O'Shea, P. Captain James Cook ... (Wellington, 1970) p. 25 & Plate IX (737); and O'Shea, P/ Proof of Discovery, the "Resolution" and "Adventure" medal 1772 in Historic Places, no. 6 (Sept 1984) pp 10-11; also Smith, Richard L. The Royal Society Cook medal. Sydney, Wedwood Press, 1981 (P Box 737 SMI)

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