The Nelson Testimonial Medal 1844, uniface trial striking in lead by E Avern, extremely rare
Obv: uniformed bust left of Nelson wearing star of the garter, ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY on banner around
Condition: Very fine; Diameter: 68mm
References: Hardy 98
Notes: This is a trial striking for the “Nelson Testimonial” medal, which was presented to veterans of Nelson’s battles in the Painted Hall at Greenwich Naval Hospital in 1844 at the occasion of the opening of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square.