British Historical Medals from the Collection formed by Robert Thomas

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Date of Auction: 7th December 2015

Sold for £360

Estimate: £150 - £200

Re-Opening of the Royal Exchange, 1844, a copper medal by W. Wyon, 74mm (W & E 447A.2; BHM 2185; E 1390); Sir Christopher Wren, 1846, a copper medal by B. Wyon for the Art Union of London, 58mm (BHM 2232; E 1411); Great Exhibition, Hyde Park, 1851, a white metal medal by T. Ottley, 74mm (Allen B275; BHM 2446; E 1458); Crystal Palace Erected, 1853, a white metal medal by G. Dowler, 74mm (Allen 1; Taylor 171b); Treaty of Paris, 1856, a white metal medal by Pinches, 41mm (BHM 2580); Society for the Promotion of Scientific Industry, Manchester, Exhibition of Appliances for the Economy of Labour, 1875, a copper award medal by Elkington, named (G.H. Harris, Domestic Appliances), 61mm (Allen Pt 4; cf. DNW M4, 18) [6]. Extremely fine, fourth very rare; in cases of issue £150-200