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Medal of Centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar 1805 - 1905

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My first post of the year! Happy 2018 to all

With the effigy of Admiral Horatio Nelson and on the back stamped a battle scene.

legend: "Horatio Viscount Nelson. K.B.Duke of Bronte ∙ & "Reverse: In field battle overview. Legend, above the inscription "Centenary Of The Battle Of Trafalgar Oct. 1905" in the exergue "Trafalgar. Octr. 21. 1805 ", and on the upper border" England Expects Every Man Will of His Duty ". In golden bronze. . Diameter: 30 mm. 

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all comments are welcome. ;) 

Regards

Lambert 

 

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Hi Lambert,

There is an example of this medal in the Royal Museums Greenwich with description. However, the ones illustrated don't have the suspension loop. They are made of gilded bronze,  white metal, pewter, or tin.

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/38637.html

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/40438.html 

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/40219.html

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/38639.html

Google Images has several pictures of the medal, all without the suspension yours has  https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=centenary+of+the+battle+of+trafalgar+medal&client=firefox-b-ab&dcr=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9_PfBrtXYAhWsAMAKHXi-ACEQsAQIQg&biw=1600&bih=720#imgrc=_

Best wishes,

Bill

 

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Hello Bilco

Thanks for answering. It really does have a lot of resemblance to my medal, but the details are not as thin as the one you showed. Could it be a copy of a private production?

Best wishes

Lambert

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Hi Lambert,

Yes, the scene on the reverse of your medal has some diiferences to the ones at the Maritime Museum. The medal was made by Spink, and the Museum web site shows an example with a simple wire loop suspension  http://prints.rmg.co.uk/artist/27488/spink-son-ltd

Maybe you should contact Spinksand ask if yours is one of theirs or a copy by someone. https://www.spink.com/departments/medals.asp

Best wishes,

Bill

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