A Collection of Life Saving Awards formed by Dr Paul Démogé

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Date of Auction: 6th December 2017

Sold for £750

Estimate: £240 - £280

France, Kingdom, Medal of Honour for Saving Life, Ministry of the Marine, large silver medal, 3rd issue, by Gayrard, 41mm, Charles X on obverse; 1st model reverse inscribed ‘Patrick Kerney. Marin Anglais. Pour Avoir Sauvé des Marins Français Naufragés. 1830.’ within wreath, with loop suspension decorated with laurel leaves, contact marks, nearly very fine, rare £240-280

Footnote

Provenance: Whittaker Collection, 1890.

This specific type was issued between 1826-30.