A Collection of Life Saving Awards formed by Dr Paul Démogé

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Date of Auction: 6th December 2017

Sold for £400

Estimate: £300 - £400

France, Second Empire, Medal of Honour for Saving Life, Ministry of the Marine, large silver medal, 6th issue, by Caqué, 44mm, Napoleon III on obverse; 5th model reverse inscribed ‘À A. H. Boxhall. Patron de Bateau Sauveteur. Services à des Marins Français en Détresse. 1854’ on cartouche flanked by supporters, with ball and ring suspension, silver stamp to edge, in fitted leather case of issue, the lid embossed ‘Ministere de la Marine à Boxhall (A. H.) Patron de Bateau Sauveteur 1854’, edge bruising, nearly extremely fine £300-400

Footnote

Sold together with the Bestowal Document for the Medal, named to ‘Boxhall (A.H.), of Lyme Regis’, and dated 18 March 1854.