Historical and Art Medals, Numismatic Books (1 July 2008)

Date of Auction: 1st July 2008

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

20th Century, Olympic Games, London, 1908, a silver award medal by B. Mackennal for Vaughton, two allegorical figures seated holding a wreath above a standing figure, rev. St George riding left over dragon, angel at left, edge engraved (Second Prize Indiv: Min: Rifles 50 Yards), 33mm (BHM 3964; E 1905; Peers, The Medal 23, p.31, fig.3; cf. BDW 13, 74). Very fine and very rare; in blue box by John Taylor (Silversmiths) Ltd, Medallists, 29 Ely place, EC1 (£1,500-2,000)

Footnote

The back of the box is inscribed ‘H. Jackson, 2nd’ but, according to the official list of medal winners for the Games that is not the name of the person who received the medal