Ancient & British Coins, Artefacts, World Coins, Historical Medals and Banknotes (26 November 1997)

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Date of Auction: 26th November 1997

Sold for £40

Estimate: £40 - £50

Recovery of the Prince of Wales from typhoid, 1872, bronze medal by J. S. and B. Wyon, Corporation of of the City of London Series, Londonia inviting Victoria and the Prince of Wales into St. Paul’s Cathedral, reverse interior of St.. Paul’s, 77mm (BHM 2928; Taylor 39K). About extremely fine, with fine architectural detail on reverse (£40-50)


The Prince of Wales caught typhoid in December, 1871, with near fatal consequences. To mark his recovery a national thanksgiving was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral.