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Ref: 5049

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.

 

 

Price £550

Nelson Testimonial Medal 1844, trial striking by Avern

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