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Ref  TW5   Britannia

Gilt metal pendant circa 1805, containing a watercolor depiction on card under crystal of Britannia, in commemoration of Nelson's victories. Britannia, the personification of the British Empire, is depicted holding a Union Jack shield and spear, with a warship in the background, an allegory for Britain's naval supremacy. The poet Lord Byron called Nelson 'Britannia's God of War'. Arguably the greatest warrior that Britain has ever produced, Nelson transformed the art of naval conflict and enabled England to survive the challenge of war and international isolation. The pendant measures 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches and is immaculate. For similar commemorative pendants, see the National Maritime Museum jewellery collection.

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