Oval blue jasper medallion with white relief profile portrait of Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) shown with the sash and star of the Knight of the bath, was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. He was noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, which together resulted in a number of decisive naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded several times in combat, losing the sight in one eye in Corsica and most of one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife. He was shot and killed during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Admiral Nelson


About 1810