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Nile medal, in copper-gilt, 1798
as awarded to petty officers, struck to the order of Alexander Davison, pierced at the top edge for fitment of a suspension loop
4.8cm. diameter; 2in.
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Provenance

Sotheby’s London, Trafalgar: Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars, 5 October 2005, lot 136

Catalogue Note

Davison increased his original order for gilt medals, which were relatively costly to make, from 30 to 500 specimens on 4 May 1799. According to Boulton’s invoice dated 12th September, 506 copper-gilt pieces were actually supplied.

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