Mudie's National Medals, Set of forty bronze 'National medals' issued in 1820 by James Mudie and manufactured by Sir Edward Thomason in Birmingham. The medals are bronze, each 41mm, and celebrate British triumphs in the Napoleonic wars and serve as a counter to the numerous, officially issued French medals glorifying the battles and events of Napoleon's reign.  They are cased in the original box - in the form of a book of red leather bearing the crest of George III in gold tooling on the front (24 x 30cmm).  Inside are two removable trays of beige velvet with each medals numbered in tooled gold on red leather labels (BHM 1057),

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Lot 464*
Mudie's National Medals,
Set of forty bronze 'National medals' issued in 1820 by James Mudie and manufactured by Sir Edward Thomason in Birmingham. The medals are bronze, each 41mm, and celebrate British triumphs in the Napoleonic wars and serve as a counter to the numerous, officially issued French medals glorifying the battles and events of Napoleon's reign. They are cased in the original box - in the form of a book of red leather bearing the crest of George III in gold tooling on the front (24 x 30cmm). Inside are two removable trays of beige velvet with each medals numbered in tooled gold on red leather labels (BHM 1057),

Sold for £ 2,232 (US$ 2,921) inc. premium
Mudie's National Medals,
Set of forty bronze 'National medals' issued in 1820 by James Mudie and manufactured by Sir Edward Thomason in Birmingham. The medals are bronze, each 41mm, and celebrate British triumphs in the Napoleonic wars and serve as a counter to the numerous, officially issued French medals glorifying the battles and events of Napoleon's reign. They are cased in the original box - in the form of a book of red leather bearing the crest of George III in gold tooling on the front (24 x 30cmm). Inside are two removable trays of beige velvet with each medals numbered in tooled gold on red leather labels (BHM 1057), Medals uncirculated, box in very good condition although beginning to split a little at the spine, otherwise a better than normally seen case and thus very rare. (40)

Footnotes

  • They are the same size, 41 millimeters as the official Napoleonic medals. Most of the dies were created in France and some by the same artists, who a few years before had been creating medals commemorating the events of the period as seen from a French perspective. The medals were offered for sale individually and in sets struck in gold, silver and bronze. They were issued half a guinea each for bronze pieces (Twenty guineas for the set).
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Mudie's National Medals, Set of forty bronze 'National medals' issued in 1820 by James Mudie and manufactured by Sir Edward Thomason in Birmingham. The medals are bronze, each 41mm, and celebrate British triumphs in the Napoleonic wars and serve as a counter to the numerous, officially issued French medals glorifying the battles and events of Napoleon's reign.  They are cased in the original box - in the form of a book of red leather bearing the crest of George III in gold tooling on the front (24 x 30cmm).  Inside are two removable trays of beige velvet with each medals numbered in tooled gold on red leather labels (BHM 1057),
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