A fine silver gilt facsimile of the Large Naval Gold Medal awarded posthumously to Vice Admiral Horatio Viscount Nelson after the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805.
Commissioned by the respected Nelson Society and produced by the Bigbury Mint in 2005 to commemorate the bicentenary of Trafalgar.
One side depicting Britannia upon a trireme being crowned with a laurel wreath by the winged figure of Victory, the other side an inscription contained within a border of oak and laurel.
Numbered limited edition of 300, with the number 236/300 engraved onto the edge of the medal. The medal measuring 2 inches (51 mm) in diameter.
Included with the medal is a reproduction of the original ribbon, and a certificate of authenticity signed by a direct descendent of Nelson who was then Vice President of the Nelson Society.
All contained in the original plush and silk lined presentation box.
These medals are mostly all in the possession of members of the Nelson Society and rarely come on to the market.
The Large Naval Gold Medal was awarded to senior officers between 1793 and 1815 for their part in specific actions. Twenty-two medals were issued in total, and three officers received three medals - Viscount Nelson, Sir Edward Berry and Lord Collingwood. In Nelson's case the medals were awarded for the battles of Cape St Vincent, The Nile and Trafalgar.
The Bigbury Mint are specialist medal makers based in Devon and provide medals to the British Army, Navy and RAF among many other institutions.