British Medals from the Collection of James Spencer

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Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £160

Estimate: £150 - £200

Cambridgeshire Horticultural Society (Est. 1824), a silver award medal by T.W. Ingram, robed female seated right, holding pineapple, implements of agriculture and a greenhouse in background, rev. legend in wreath, edge impressed (The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Hardwicke, K.G. &c, for the Best Pine Shewn, 29th July 1825), 51mm (Grant p.31). Extremely fine and very rare; perhaps the oldest medal of this Society extant £150-200

Footnote

Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke, KG, PC (1757-1834), b. Cambridge; MP for Cambridgeshire 1780-90; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1801-6