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Lot 52

A stamped brass pill box, circa 1806, the detachable lid with Nelson's portrait headed

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Lot 52

A stamped brass pill box, circa 1806, the detachable lid with Nelson's portrait headed

Price Realised: £312

Estimate: £200 - £300

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 52


A stamped brass pill box, circa 1806, the detachable lid with Nelson's portrait headed ADMIRAL LORD NELSON, the base with oak wreath and stamped Conqueror at Aboukir 1 Augt 1798, Copenhagen 2 April 1801, Trafalgar 21 Octr 1805, where he gloriously fell, Born 29 Septr 1758, the sides with Greek key border, 2.5cm high, 5.5cm diameter


Provenance: with Timothy Millett, London, June 2005.


Literature: L. Brown, British Historical Medals 1760-1860, I, 1980, p.143, no. 580.


Note: There are bronze medals with the obverse and reverse in the Ashmolean Museum and the National Maritime Museum.



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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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