Historical and Art Medals (15 December 2005)

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Date of Auction: 15th December 2005

Sold for £120

Estimate: £90 - £120

London, City of London School, Beaufoy Shakespearian Prize (Founded 1851), a copper award medal by B. Wyon, bust of William Shakespeare left, rev. Prospero and Ariel, Cardinal Wolsey, Lady Macbeth, Falstaff and Henry V, edge named (John Yates Paterson, 1857), 77mm (Ogden, BNJ 1910, 57). Almost extremely fine and extremely rare (£90-120)


Illustrated on the Plates. This award was given very sparingly; W. Sharp Ogden records the award of only four between 1853 and 1885, of which this presumably is the second