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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 £395

Nelson Testimonial Medal 1844, trial striking by Avern

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