Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
  Lot 58
 

58

Nelson Testimonial Medal, 1844, <br/>in white...

Nelson Testimonial Medal, 1844,
in white metal by E. Avern, bust of Nelson left within garter bearing ENGLAND EXPECTS.. etc, rev., Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column; inscribed TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE NELSON TESTIMONIAL TRAFALGAR SQUE - 21 OCTOBER 1844 -- 2½in. (6.1cm.)

Hardy, T.A., Remember Nelson, Spink, 2005, p.61, no. 97.

Testimonial Medals such as this were presented to 357 Greenwich Pensioners who had served at one of Nelson's four major actions, those of St. Vincent (39), Nile (35), Copenhagen (45) and Trafalgar (238), together with a gratuity of ten shillings, at a ceremony held at the Royal Greenwich Hospital on 2nd April 1845. The awards were funded by the Testimonial Committee of the parishioners of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. For more details see Captain Douglas-Morris: Naval Medals, 1793-1856, pp. 49-53. He knew of fewer than ten surviving medals, one of which was paired with an NGS medal.

Sold for £310
Estimated at £500 - £700

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
pierced, very fine and very rare

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Nelson Testimonial Medal, 1844,
in white metal by E. Avern, bust of Nelson left within garter bearing ENGLAND EXPECTS.. etc, rev., Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column; inscribed TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE NELSON TESTIMONIAL TRAFALGAR SQUE - 21 OCTOBER 1844 -- 2½in. (6.1cm.)

Hardy, T.A., Remember Nelson, Spink, 2005, p.61, no. 97.

Testimonial Medals such as this were presented to 357 Greenwich Pensioners who had served at one of Nelson's four major actions, those of St. Vincent (39), Nile (35), Copenhagen (45) and Trafalgar (238), together with a gratuity of ten shillings, at a ceremony held at the Royal Greenwich Hospital on 2nd April 1845. The awards were funded by the Testimonial Committee of the parishioners of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. For more details see Captain Douglas-Morris: Naval Medals, 1793-1856, pp. 49-53. He knew of fewer than ten surviving medals, one of which was paired with an NGS medal.