Indian Historical Medals from the Collection formed by Michael Shaw

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Date of Auction: 27th February 2020

Sold for £140

Estimate: £60 - £80

Education, Alexandra N[ative] G[irls] E[nglish] Institution, Bombay, Bhownaggree Memorial Medal, 1888, a silver award, unsigned [Bombay mint], bust of Ave Bhownagree right, rev. legend in wreath, un-named, 39mm, 25.54g (Pudd. I, 888.5.1). Extremely fine and toned, rare £60-£80

Footnote

Ave Bhownagree (1869-88), sister of Sir Mancherjee Bhownagree, KCIE (1851-1933), Conservative MP for Bethnal Green NE from 1895 to 1906, who named a nurses’ home in Bombay after her