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19th Century Commemorative Medal - Nelson / Trafalgar, 1805

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885N1536.28
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1805 - 1805

Maker Information

Designer: Conrad Heinrich Kuchler - View biography for Conrad Heinrich Kuchler
Maker:Soho Mint - View history

Notes

This medal commemorated Nelson's victory over the French and Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar. It was engraved by Boulton's leading medallist Conrad Heinrich Kuchler, a Flemish artist who worked for the Soho Mint from 1793 until 1810. Over 14,000 of the Trafalgar medals were produced, entirely at Boulton's own expense, to be presented to all the seamen who had taken part in the battle.

Presented by The Misses Long, 1878.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:Georgian
Medium:Possibly silvered copper
Material(s):Metal plate
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Staffordshire, England

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Dimensions

Diameter:48 mm