New Zealand - Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (3) by S.G.M.Adams of Leeds 32mm diameter in base metal, Obverse with conjoined busts, Reverse all different, two showing Maori portraits, the other a Maori scene UNC and lustrous, and never previously offered for sale
Medals a varied group (6) The Great Exhibition 1851 Exhibitors Medal Obverse Bust of Prince Albert, Reverse EXHIBITOR around a globe, 44mm diameter in bronze , by W.Wyon, surrounded by a wreath VF, Houses of Parliament opened 1847 43mm diameter in White Metal by J.Davis. Obverse conjoined heads of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Reverse a view of the houses of Parliament EF, South Eastern Railway/Golden Jubilee 1886/7 oval 31mm x 37mm in bronze by Pinches, presented to a shareholder, Obverse Crowned and Veiled bust of Victoria, Reverse Crest and supporters, Oval containing bust of E.W.Watkin Chairman, the name erased on the reverse otherwise NEF, New Zealand modern fantasy Crown UNC, GB Victoria Three Graces 1879 modern fantasy Silver Crown, UNC, Una and the Lion a modern fantasy in gold plated cupro-nickel by Windsor Mint UNC, along with 'To Hanover' gaming token 1837 EF
Resolution and Adventure Medal 1772 Eimer 744a 43mm diameter in copper showing the distinctive die break to the left of the exergue. Obverse Bust of George III 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 James Cook 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 New Zealand. Examples are held in the collections of Te Papa and the National Museum of Australia. A truly rare piece.
Visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India 1911-12, silver, in 15ct gold glazed mount and chain, rim of mount engraved "H.M.S. Renown 1905-6 S. Bryant. Together with an attractive colour certificate to Stephen Bryant to commemorate the presentation of Boer War Medals by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall & York in New Zealand on 22nd June 1901.
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