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Engraved Silver Marine Medal of Valor

Auction:
2482
Lot:
271
Sold for:
$7,110$6,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Engraved Silver Marine Medal of Valor, New York, 1854, one side engraved with a scene of three vessels sailing in a rough sea, the reverse with engraved inscription "Presented by the Merchants and Citizens of New York to Thomas Dyer, Third Officer of the Steamship Washington, for his humane and gallant conduct in saving the lives of a number of his fellow beings exposed to destruction on the ocean, 1854.", surrounded by small engraved vignettes depicting vessels and marine implements and instruments, dia. 2 5/8, approx. 1 1/2 troy oz.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Thomas Dyer, 1 1/2, Engraving, Metalworking, Printmaking, Ship

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