The David Young Collection of Medals of Devon

Date of Auction: 25th November 2013

Sold for £100

Estimate: £100 - £150

Okehampton, COL. GWYLLYM WARDLE, 1809, a copper medal by P. Wyon, bust right, rev. may our glorious constitution, etc, 40mm (BHM 668; E 996); a plated Election ticket for Okehampton, 1807, freedom restored, rev. no. 113, wardle for ever our own man down with the faggots, fasces below, 32mm, pierced; another, base metal, freedom of election, rev. as previous, 34mm [3]. First extremely fine, others in varied state £100-150


Provenance: First bt D. Fearon 2007; second bt R. Gladdle October 2004.

Gwyllym Wardle (1763-1834) was elected to Parliament as the member for Okehampton in 1807 and soon after embarked on a campaign of exposing corruption in high places