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Auction 96  14 May 2014
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Lot 1451

Estimate: 2000 USD
Price realized: 2750 USD
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GREAT BRITAIN. George III. 1760-1820. Æ Indian Peace Medal (75mm, 181.75 g, 12h). Specimen Strike. By T. Wyon. Dated 1814. GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA BRITANNIARVM REX.F : D :, laureate bust right, wearing the collar of Great George; below bust, T. WYON. JUN. S: / Coat-of-arms of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; 1814 in exergue. Edge: 238 in incuse. BHM 844; Jamieson 24; Eimer 1061a; Adams 12.1. Choice EF, beautiful chocolate-brown patina, minor flaw on edge.


Ex John J. Ford Collection (Part XVI, Stack's, 17 October 2006), lot 88.

Wyon produced silver medals of this type that were designed to be presented to the Indian allies of the British in Canada. At the same time, bronze versions were struck in limited numbers for collectors.
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