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Nile medal in silver as awarded to officers, Matthew Boulton / CH Kuchler, Birmingham, 1798
struck to the order of Alexander Davison by Matthew Boulton from dies engraved by CH Kuchler, obverse: Peace standing on a rock outcrop before the sea, holding an olive branch and oval shield bearing Nelson's portrait, reverse: a view of the opening stages of the Battle of the Nile in Aboukir Bay beneath the setting sun, with the legend above 'Almighty God has blessed his Majesty's arms', taken from Nelson's dispatch sent from the 'Vanguard' after the battle, edge with incuse impressed lettering 'From Alex Davison Esq St James's Square = A Tribute of Regard'
4.8cm. diameter
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Provenance

Sotheby’s London, Trafalgar: Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars, 5 October 2005, lot 67

Catalogue Note

Silver medals were distributed to those ‘Lieutenants and officers who rank with them’ who were present at the Battle. 150 specimens were ordered and, according to Boulton’s invoice to Alexander Davison dated 12 September 1799, 154 were actually supplied.

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