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Sold on 6 July 2004

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Prize, Training Ship, Nursing & Other Medals from the James N. Spencer Collection

James N Spencer

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№ 947


6 July 2004

Hammer Price:

Greenwich Hospital School Riddle Prize Medal, obverse: bust of Nelson left, ‘Palmam Qvi Mervit Ferat’; reverse: inscription in raised letters (name and year engraved), ‘Greenwich Hospital School, Riddle Prize for Navigation and Nautical Astronomy to O. S. Gwyther, Dec. 1903’, 41mm., silver, straight bar swivel suspension, claw slack, good very fine £50-70

The early years of the ‘Nautical School’ were under the guidance of Edward Riddle and then he his son John. The school was to become globally acknowledged as the leading institution in the instruction of navigation.