Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (15 March 2011)

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Date of Auction: 15th March 2011

Sold for £500

Estimate: £500 - £600

Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, 1890, a large cast bronze medal by Elinor Hallé, cast by J. Moore for the Royal Geographical Society, high-relief bust of Henry Morton Stanley left, rev. seated figure of Africa right, in elephant head-dress, empties waters of the Rivers Congo and Nile, her left foot on a crocodile, a mountain and rising sun, 124mm (Attwood 11; BHM 3410; E 1763). Casting flaws on reverse, otherwise extremely fine, rare £500-600

Footnote

Provenance: Baldwin Auction 60, 6 May 2009, lot 1167.

24 examples of this medal are believed to have been made for presentation to the members of the expedition and the families of those who had died on it