Instituted in 1795, this medal was awarded continually until 1815. Large medals were awarded to admirals and small medals to captains. Lord Nelson had three of these medals, each for a separate action.
Obverse - the winged figure of Victory bestowing a laurel wreath on Britannia.
This Naval Gold medal is made from 22ct gold plated lead-free pewter. It is supplied on a white and blue ribbon attached to a colourful card with an image of Horatio Nelson on the front and historical information on the reverse.