British Historical Medals From the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 15th September 2015

Sold for £65

Estimate: £100 - £150

Visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury to St Mary’s, Beenham, Berkshire, 1988, cast bronze medals by R. Dutton (2), church, rev. angels with trumpet, crown and staff, both 60mm; together with the original artwork for the medal by Ron Dutton, signed Feb. 1988, and a letter from Dutton to the vendor, 25 February 1988 [Lot]. Extremely fine, an unusual and rare group; one medal in brown case of issue £100-150


The current edifice of St Mary’s, Beenham, west Berkshire, dates to 1859; at the time of the visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, in 1988, the encumbent was Revd. John Watson, who commissioned the medals from the late Ron Dutton