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INDIA CORNWALLIS (Charles Marquis)
INDIA CORNWALLIS (Charles Marquis) A white metal bust portrait medallion  inscribed around the edge "Charles Marquis Cornwallis", on the reverse a figure of winged trumpeting Victory, with inscription around the edge "Ab Ori Ente Ad Occasum",  1794
1½ ins. some very slight wear,
This was the year of Cornwallis's return from India after a most successful term as Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief. He went to India after a distinguished military career during the American War of Independence, to clear up abuses there. He also took command of defeating Tipoo Sultan.

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