A Collection of Historical Medals, the property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 8th April 2020

Sold for £380

Estimate: £200 - £260

Royal Naval College, a silver award medal by W. Wyon, bust of William IV right, rev. second mathematical prize, named within wreath (Awarded to Richard Stephen Hurt, Midsummer 1832), 58mm (BDM VI, 681). Fields brushed, otherwise good extremely fine, rare £200-£260


Richard Stephen Hurt (1817-34), born Wirksworth, Derbyshire; died at sea aged 17 in July 1834 after falling from the maintop of HMS Snake off the coast of Brazil