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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 2, January 9, 2022, Article 27

DUKE OF WELLINGTON AFGHANISTAN GOLD MEDALS

Stack's Bowers Galleries will sell a set of four Specimen gold medals for the 1842-1843 Afghanistan Campaigns presented to the Duke of Wellington. Beautiful medals. Here's the lot description. -Editor

Magnificent Set of Four Specimens Presented to the Duke of Wellington

1842-43 Medals for Afghanistan Campaign Gold Strike Medals.

A unique object, created for and presented to Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington. Four gold medals, each housed in a gold-rimmed glazed case and contained in a custom made fine silk and leather lined leather case, tooled in blind and gilt, 115.5 x 115.5 mm. The case is hinged to allow each of the medals to be seen from obverse and reverse, and the cased and glazed medals are each easily removed. Each medal is struck with a matching fine frosted/matte finish in rich yellow gold. The medals, their glass enclosures, and the case, are all in flawless condition, essentially as issued. The medals included are:

  1842 Candahar, Guznee, Cabul medal medal obverse 1842 Candahar, Guznee, Cabul medal medal reverse

1842 Candahar, Guznee, Cabul medal. MY-107, BBM-60. 45.02 gms.

  1842 Jellalabad medal obverse 1842 Jellalabad medal reverse

1842 Jellalabad medal with Flying Victory reverse. MY-108 (second type), BBM-61. 45.64 gms.

  1842 Kelat-i-Ghilzie medal obverse 1842 Kelat-i-Ghilzie medal reverse

1842 Medal for the Defense of Kelat-i-Ghilzie. MY-109, BBM-62. 45.83 gms.

  1843 Meeanee Hyderabad medal obverse 1843 Meeanee Hyderabad medal reverse

1843 Scinde medal with Meeanee / Hyderabad reverse. MY-111, BBM-63. 46.61 gms.

Abundantly provenanced and spectacular in appearance, both this set and the medals therein are considered unique in gold.

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.

Provenance: From the Gem Collection.

Earlier from the collection of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington; Apsley House Collection; Sotheby's sale of July 2, 1980, lot 139; Stack's / Morton and Eden's sale of the Dr. Arthur B. King Collection, October 2003, lot 582 (at 8625 pounds); Rex Stark.

To read the complete article and lot description, see:
Magnificent Set of Four Specimens Presented to the Duke of Wellington (https://www.stacksbowers.com/News/Pages/Blogs.aspx?ArticleID=gem-collection-offers-4-gold-medals-stacks-bowers-galleries)
1842-43 Medals for Afghanistan Campaign Gold Strike Medals. (https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/lots/view/3-US8ON/1842-43-medals-for-afghanistan-campaign-gold-strike-medals)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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