The David Young Collection of Medals of Devon

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Date of Auction: 25th November 2013

Sold for £160

Estimate: £80 - £100

PLYMOUTH, Breakwater Completed, 1848, a copper medal by Allen & Moore, Breakwater lighthouse, rev. legend in 15 lines divided by the outline of the breakwater, 56mm (BHM 2326 [white metal]). Extremely fine and extremely rare; in maroon leather case of issue £80-100

Footnote

Provenance: Bt D. Fearon March 2010.

The medal commemorates William Stuart's 37-year involvement in the project. The actual construction was completed between 1842 and 1844 and both breakwater and lighthouse still stand today. Sold with further background information