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Resolution And Adventure Medal

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Auction 165
Medals 1772 43mm diameter off-metal in brass, by Matthew Boulton, Fothergill and John Westwood (Westwood not credited on the medal) Eimer 744a type a identified by the die flaw in the left of the exergue. Obverse: Bust right laureate GEORGE. III. KING. OF. GR. BRITAIN. FRANCE. AND. IRELAND. ETC. Reverse: Two ships at sea RESOLVTION ADVENTURE, Exergue: SAILED. FROM. ENGLAND MARCH. MDCCCLXXII , Fine or better and bold, missing the swivel mount as originally issued. Examples of the medal were distributed to the inhabitants of the Islands during the second voyage of mariner and explorer Captain . The logs of the Resolution and the Adventure record more than 30 places where the distribution took place, and examples mostly appear in a worn and weathered state
£2,800 London Coins : A165 : Lot 1382 : Resolution and Adventure Medal 1772 43mm diameter off-metal in brass, by Matthew Boulton, John Fothe... London Coins : A165 : Lot 1382 : Resolution and Adventure Medal 1772 43mm diameter off-metal in brass, by Matthew Boulton, John Fothe...

Auction 145
Medals 1772 Eimer 744a 43mm diameter in copper showing the distinctive die break to the left of the exergue. Obverse Bust of laureate. GEORGE III. KING. OF. GR. BRITAIN. FRANCE. AND. IRELAND ETC. Reverse Two Ships at sea RESOLVTION ADVENTURE. Exergue. SAILED . FROM. ENGLAND MARCH MDCCLXXII Fine for wear, with corroded surfaces as is normal on this issue, and showing the mount mark at the top as do all examples. Eimer states:- 'The medal was commissioned by naturalist and benefactor Joseph Banks (1743-1820) who was to have accompanied Captain on his second voyage (1728-1729) but withdrew at a late stage. These medals were distributed at more than 30 places and generally show up in a worn and weathered state. 2000 medals are said to have been produced made from an alloy of copper, lead, zinc and tin. A further 142 example were struck in silver and 2 in gold. All examples appear to have been struck from a cracked die, as does this example.' Only a handful of examples have been discovered, mainly in . Examples are held in the s of Te Papa and the National Museum of . A truly rare piece.
£1,100 London Coins : A145 : Lot 1099 : Resolution and Adventure Medal 1772 Eimer 744a 43mm diameter in copper showing the distinctive die b... London Coins : A145 : Lot 1099 : Resolution and Adventure Medal 1772 Eimer 744a 43mm diameter in copper showing the distinctive die b...

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