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

Date of Auction: 1st July 2008

Sold for £1,800

Estimate: £900 - £1,200

India, Fort William College, Calcutta, Honorary Medal, type 2, 1816, a gold award, unsigned [by the Calcutta mint], mosque at left, pagoda at right, sailing ship in centre background, rev. legend in wreath ending june 30 mdcccxvi, 45mm, 51.18g (Pudd. 800.2). Some light scuffing, otherwise about extremely fine and very rare; in contemporary red circular box (£900-1,200)