A Collection of Medals and Tokens Relating to S.M.S. Emden, the Property of a Gentleman

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Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £480

Estimate: £400 - £600

Medals, Victory over the S.M.S. Emden, 1914, a silver award medal by A. Wittenbach, presented by the people of Western Australia, H.M.A.S. Sydney right, rev. swan, wreath and legend, named (W.H. Matthews, Able Seaman), 32mm (Carlisle 1914/9; cf. Noble 93, 2033). Stain on lower reverse, otherwise about extremely fine, grey tone, scarce; with clip and ring for suspension £400-600

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Issued to the Western Australian members of the crew of the Sydney, by the citizens of that state