When India’s Bombay Mint opened in 1828, a medal was
issued to celebrate.
A rare bronze example of the medal — which may be a
trial striking — recently sold in Morton & Eden’s July 2 auction.
The medal features a lion and palm tree design on the obverse, with
an inscription within laurel wreath on the reverse.
Robert Puddester, in Medals of British India With Rarity and
Valuations, only records a silver version, with fewer than one
dozen of those examples known, and none in bronze.
The medal measures 63.5 millimeters in diameter and is “Virtually as
struck” with “a few minor marks.”
The medal sold for £6,600 (about $10,338 U.S.), including the 20
percent buyer’s fee, against an estimate of £1,800 to £2,200.
To learn about other results from the auction, visit the firm’s website.
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