GREAT BRITAIN Duke of Wellington British Victories in the Peninsula BHM 888

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Collections: Medals, Wellington, World Medals

Product type: Medal

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GREAT BRITAIN Duke of Wellington British Victories in the Peninsula BHM 888

British Battles, 1815, a tubular brass box medal by Thomason & Jones inscribed ‘British Victories in the Peninsula’, lid inset with portrait medalet of Wellington, containing 25 [of 26] brass medalets, each with winged Victory, revs. the battles named (lacks Buzaco), each 16mm, tube 38 x 19mm (Eimer 84; BHM 888; E 1076)

This set is typically missing some of the medalets. Recent auction records show that St James Auctions in London sold one in April 2022 with only 18 medalets for the equivalent of $C385. and that Noonan's Mayfair (formerly Dix Noonan & Webb) sold a set with 20 medalets for the equivalent of $C666. in October 2018. In both cases plus the auction fees.

Made at the Birmingham UK works of Edward Thomason and designed by British medallist, Charles Jones. 

Charles Jones, British Medallist. In the early stages of his career (1821-33) he was listed as a goldsmith and silversmith, medallist, general West and East India Agent operating a shop at 23 & 24 New St, in which James Bisset's Museum of Curiosities had previously operated. His business was known as Παντεχνήθηκα (Pantechnetheke or a place where may be had works of all arts). He later (1833-43) described himself as a manufacturer of patent and other guns and pistols and a general medallist.