Struck by Matthew Boulton at Soho, Birmingham, from dies engraved by C.H. Küchler
Obverse: uniformed bust of Nelson left, after a wax portrait by Catherine Andras
Reverse: a view of the opening stages of the battle, after Richard Clevely, england expects every man will do his duty on a banner around
Edge: with incuse impressed lettering to the heroes of trafalgar from m: boulton., 48 mm (MH 493; B.H.M. 584; Eimer 960)
Extremely fine and retaining much original brilliance, rare thus
These medals were produced and distributed at Boulton’s personal expense. It is probable that 16,163 were struck in white metal (or ‘grain tin’ as it was known at Soho), an inexpensive material which nevertheless shows the design of the medal to full effect when new..
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