An RMS Carpathia bronze commemorative Medal 1.4ins. (3.5cm)diam.
Lot 2045
[CARPATHIA] A bronze commemorative medal known as the "Carpathia Medal"
1912 1-1/2 in. (3.5 cm.) diameter.
US$ 8,000 - 12,000
£4,800 - 7,200
Lot Details
Property of various owners
[CARPATHIA] A bronze commemorative medal known as the "Carpathia Medal"
1912
a shaped bronze medal, the obverse depicting the vessel amongst icebergs with the lifeboats of R.M.S. Titanic, bordered with dolphins and surmounted by Neptune's head. The reverse, inscribed Presented to the Captain Officers and Crew of RMS Carpathia in recognition of gallant and heroic service From the Survivors of the SS Titanic April 15th 1912 Dieges & Clust NY. With a maroon silk ribbon. The medal subsequently engraved W Pratt over the image of the vessel on the face. In a (later) velvet lined case. Together with a series of documents relating to William Pratt viz: A National Sailors and Firemen's Union card, National Identity card, Medical card and pension documentation.
1-1/2 in. (3.5 cm.) diameter.

Footnotes

  • Following the disaster on April 14th, the R.M.S. Carpathia received an emergency transmission from the stricken ship and diverted from her passage to the last known location. She was the first to discover the survivor's lifeboats, and during the early hours of April 15th rescued some 705 survivors.
    On arrival at New York, the Officers and Crew were awarded medals to commemorate the rescue, presented by Margaret (Molly) Brown, one of the First Class passengers rescued. Captain Rostron was given a Gold medal and silver cup, the Officers received Silver and the Crew, Bronze medals. In total, 320 medals were presented and they are generally not ascribed to any named crew member.

    PROVENANCE:
    Seaman William Pratt, and thence by direct descent.
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