Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (18 & 19 July 2018)

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Date of Auction: 18th & 19th July 2018

Sold for £460

Estimate: £240 - £280

Marquess of Dufferin and Ava’s Viceroy Presentation Medal 1888, pattern presentation medal for Burma, by Alan Wyon, the obverse featuring a coronet and shield, the reverse featuring a coronet over heart and crescent, two flags, all within a plain wide border, plain edge, 51mm, silver, unnamed, extremely fine and extremely rare £240-280

Footnote

Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple Blackwood, First Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, was created Marquess on 12 November 1888. He unexpectedly resigned the viceroyalty the next month, and unfinished patterns of presentation medals with his new titles are known for both India and Burma. Puddester (884.1.4) gives this piece RRRR, ‘excessively rare, less than a dozen specimens known.’