Historical and Art Medals (15 December 2005)

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Date of Auction: 15th December 2005

Sold for £430

Estimate: £150 - £200

London, Great Exhibition, 1851, Council Medal, a bronze award by W. Wyon and J.F. Domard, conjoined busts of Victoria and Prince Albert left, trident and dolphins in field, rev. Britannia crowning standing figures of Commerce and Industry, flags and artefacts behind, edge named (The Honourable East India Company), 89mm (Allen A1; BHM 2461; E 1455). Extremely fine, rare; in maroon fitted case of issue by Barnby, Clerkenwell (£150-200)

Footnote

A similar medal named to The Honourable East India Company was sold in these rooms, 1 March 2000, lot 597