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451, Lot: 659. Estimate $250.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BRITISH MEDALS. Miscellaneous. Lot of five (5) CU and Æ medals and clichés. Includes: Includes: Admiral Vernon Medal. Vernon & Brown / View of Porto Bello // Nelson Medal, Battle of the Nile, 1798. Engraved with name of giver (Alexander Davison) on edge // Nelson Medal, Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 // 19th century cliché with Three Graces and Cupid // 19th century cliché with head of Augustus. Items Fine to VF, some marks, casting flaw on Admiral Vernon medal. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. Five (5) items in lot.

Alexander Davison (1750–1829) was an English businessman and government contractor. He was a contemporary and close friend of Admiral Lord Nelson. Davison is responsible for several acts that glorified Nelson's public image. These included the creation of a medal commemorating the victory at the Battle of the Nile and the creation of the Nelson Memorial at his estate at Swarland, Northumberland. As a close friend of the Admiral he acted as an intermediary when Nelson's marriage to his wife, Frances Nelson fell apart due in large part to his affair with Emma Hamilton.