Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss


DASSIER, Jacques-Antoine: England, 1743, Bronze, 55 mm
Obv: Bust of Campbell    IOHANN. CAMPBELL.
Rev: Ornamental device decorated with military standards   DUX DE ARGYLE ET DE GREENWICH . MDCCXLIII
Signed:  I.A. DASSIER. F.
From Jacques-Antoine Dassier's London Series of medals depicting celebrated contemporary men.
Ref: M.I. 579/216; Eimer 84/577; Cochran-Patrick 101/12; Thompson 49/06;  Weiss BW040

John Campbell (1678-1743), second Duke of Argyle, general and statesman, took an important part in military and political affairs during the reign of Anne, and had a principal share in bringing about the Act of Union. Under the military leadership of Charles, Duke of Marlborough, Campbell distinguished himself in several battles, including those at Ramillies, Oudenarde, Lille, Ghent and Malplaquet. In 1715 he successfully quelled the Jacobite rebellion and subsequently was given the title of Duke of Greenwich.(Thompson)