Indian Historical Medals from the Collection formed by Michael Shaw

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Date of Auction: 27th February 2020

Sold for £420

Estimate: £400 - £500

Societies, Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Calcutta, a silver award medal, unsigned [Calcutta mint], Hindu farmer ploughing field with two bullocks, palm-tree and temples with plain domes in background, rev. wreath, named (Presented to Captain J. McKean, 13th July 1824), 62mm, 144.27g (Pudd. I, 824.1.3 obv./824.1.1 rev.). Several minor surface and rim nicks and has been brightly cleaned in the past, otherwise about very fine and very rare, perhaps the earliest known award of this medal and worthy of further research £400-£500

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Provenance: DNW Auction 86, 16-17 June 2010, lot 232