"NELSON" VICTORY AT THE BATTLE OF THE NILE. 1st AUGUST 1798 & Ferdinand IV’s Triumphal Entry into Rome on 29th November 1798. A copper-gilt medal by Thomas Wyon Senior. A VERY RARE COPPER-GILT EXAMPLE.
"NELSON" VICTORY AT THE BATTLE OF THE NILE. 1st AUGUST 1798.& Ferdinand IV’s triumphal entry into Rome on 29th November 1798. A rare copper-gilt medal by Thomas Wyon Senior.Obverse: Winged Victory, holding oval medallion of Nelson, seated before pyramid, Reverse: British shield and fouled anchor with banner inscribed NOV 29 LAUS DEO 1798.
Size & Reference: 38mm (BHM 450 and vol. III pp. 233 and 277; Eimer 892; Hardy 8 – RR in AE-gilt; MH 484)
Some test marks in obverse right field.Otherwise Extremely Fine or Better.
This medallion normally arrives in it's standard bronzed variety.
A standard bronzed example brought £336 as lot 56 at Bonham's auction (ten years ago) on 5th July 2005. NORMALLY IN BRONZE, THIS IS A VERY RARE COPPER- GILT EXAMPLE IN E.F. or Better. £495With part-exchanges welcome.