1801 Treaty of Amiens
Peace Bronze Medal France and Great Britain
38,3mm .by Henry Kettle
Obverse: An oval shield in the form of the British flag mounted on crossed swords. PRELIMINARIES OF PEACE / BETWEEN /GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE / SIGNED / OCTOBER 1ST 1801
Reverse: Peace standing upon a quay holding an olive branch and emptying a corncopia, bales at her side, ships at sea. THEY SHALL PROSPER THAT LOVE THEE In exergue: ears of corn.
The Treaty of Amiens (French: la paix d'Amiens) temporarily ended hostilities between the French Republic and Great Britain during the French Revolutionary Wars.
It was signed in the city of Amiens on 25 March 1802 (Germinal 4, year X, in the French Revolutionary calendar), by Joseph Bonaparte and the Marquess Cornwallis as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace". The consequent Peace of Amiens lasted only one year (18 May 1803) and engendered the only period of general peace in Europe between 1793 and 1814. Under the treaty, Britain recognised the French Republic; the British parliament had dropped England's historical claim to the now-defunct French Kingdom only two years previously. Together with the Treaty of Lunéville (1801), the Treaty of Amiens marked the end of the Second Coalition, which had waged war against Revolutionary France since 1798.