Exposition permanenteMusée MaritimeThe golden age of sea travel

Thousands of medals were specially minted in England to commemorate James Cook's second circumnavigation (1772-1775). The one shown here, found in 1950 in New Caledonia's district of Ouegoa by a member of the Jacques family, is the only tangible remain of the great navigator's visit to New Caledonia in his ship HMS Resolution.

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