Boulton's Trafalgar Medal, in Tin

SKU: 02.GBR.0158.102.01

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  • Boulton's Trafalgar Medal, in Tin Obverse
  • Boulton's Trafalgar Medal, in Tin Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Great Britain
  • date of institution
    1805
  • remarks
    The medal was engraved by Conrad Heinrich Küchler. A series of re-strikes were issued from 1806-1847, 1860-1895, and again in 1966. These medals differ in composition and are treated as collector copies. They are not listed here

History


The Boulton's Trafalgar Medal was established by Matthew Boulton, industrialist and founder of the Soho Mint, in 1805 in commemoration of Lord Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805. It was awarded by Matthew Boulton to all survivors of the Battle.

Silver medals were awarded to Captains and 1st Lieutenants while Tin medals were awarded to junior officers and enlisted men. Bronze medals were known to exist, but none were issued.

The medal was issued unnamed and without a suspension, although there are examples that have been privately rendered wearable. There are also examples that have been privately named on the reverse. Between 14000 and 16000 medals were awarded.

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  • Composition

    White Metal

  • Inscription

    Obv: HORATIO VISCOUNT NELSON. K.B. DUKE OF BRONTE. Rev: ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY TRAFALGAR OCTR.21.1805. Rim: FROM M. BOULTON TO THE HEROES OF TRAFALGAR

  • Size

    48mm

  • Maker

    Soho Mint, Birmingham

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