Greece, Ionian Islands, Lord High Commissioner Howard Douglas, Silver Medal of Merit 1841 – RRR

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Greece, Ionian Islands, Lord High Commissioner Howard Douglas, Silver Medal (37.5mm/23.25gm) of Merit for Artistic Achievement 1841. Owl in laurel wreath, legend surrounds. Rev, inscription in wreath. Edge, plain with…
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Description

Greece, Ionian Islands, Lord High Commissioner Howard Douglas, Silver Medal (37.5mm/23.25gm) of Merit for Artistic Achievement 1841. Owl in laurel wreath, legend surrounds. Rev, inscription in wreath. Edge, plain with original eyelet (Chatziotis Fig. 29). Good Very Fine or better, toned, of the greatest rarity and not seen on the market since 2006.

Howard Douglas, who is mentioned on the reverse, was the English Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands from 1835 to 1840 and probably donated this prize, or rather the prize money, even though the medal dates one year after his retirement. This medal, which is apparently better preserved than the one published in the reference, shows on the obverse the tiny signature II.AAMD.

Ex. Coins & Medals Germany GmbH, Auction 19, Lot 1558.

Specification

Date 1841
Medallion Group

Commemorative Medals

Medallion Category

Foreign Medals

Metal

Silver

Size (mm)

37

References Chatziotis Fig. 29
Weight 23.25 g

Provenance

Ex. Coins & Medals Germany GmbH, Auction 19, Lot 1558.

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