British Medals from the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 11th June 2014

Sold for £95

Estimate: £80 - £100

Great Exhibition, Hyde Park, 1851, Exhibitor’s copper medals by W. Wyon (2), edge impressed (United Kingdom, class I, no. 510; class 22, no. 123), both 44mm (Allen A55; BHM 2463; E 1459) [2]. Virtually as struck; second in maroon case of issue £80-100


Provenance: A Collection of 1851 Great Exhibition Medals, DNW Auction 45, 1 March 2000, lot 610 (part).

First awarded to William Wallace & T. Cowper, Nenthead, Alston, Northumberland, proprietors of a lead mine at Little Eggleshope, Teesdale; second awarded to Gilbert Bros, Sheffield, razor manufacturers