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Lot 446    SESSION 2 (11.30AM TUESDAY 23RD MARCH)    Great Britain - Historical Medals

Estimate $250
SOLD $520

BATTLE OF THE NILE, Davison's Medal, 1798, in copper (47mm), by C.H. Kuchler, obverse, Peace on rocky shore holding a shield featuring Nelson's bust, reverse, British Fleet at Aboukir Bay, edge impressed 'From Alexr. Davison Esqr. St. James's Square = A Tribute of Regard.' (Eimer 890; BHM 447). Some light hairlines and contact marks, otherwise very fine.

Ex Dr W.J.D.Mira Collection.

Alexander Davison had the above style of medal struck from the proceeds of captured French ships. They were produced in gold (Nelson and his Captains), silver (Lieutenants and Warrant Officers), gilt copper (Petty Officers), and copper (Seamen and Marines).

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