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Magnificent Set of Four Specimens Presented to the Duke of Wellington

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / Thursday, January 06, 2022 / Categories: Did You Know?

Did you know that Stack's Bowers Galleries will sell a set of four Specimen gold medals from the Gem Collection in lot 5030 of the 2022 NYINC Sale? These 1842-1843 Medals for the Afghanistan Campaigns were struck in gold as a unique object for presentation to Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington. Each of the four gold medals is housed in a gold-rimmed glazed case and contained within a custom made fine silk and leather lined case. ​

Presented in this set are the following medals:

  1. 1842 Candahar, Guznee, Cabul medal.
  2. 1842 Jellalabad medal with Flying Victory reverse.
  3. 1842 Medal for the Defense of Kelat-i-Ghilzie.
  4. 1843 Scinde medal with Meeanee and Hyderabad reverse.

In addition to being part of the Gem Collection, these medals have spent time in the Collection of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington; the Apsley House Collection; and the Dr. Arthur B. King Collection. This lot can be found on stacksbowers.com as lot 5030.