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Lot No: 1
EST - $200-300
SOLD - $1900.00
Scarce & rare antique Victorian 1857 Arctic medal, For Arctic Discoveries 1818 - 1855, showing ship, men & ice, designed by Leonard Charles Wyon. Only 1486 of these medals were awarded. This Arctic Medal was instituted on January 30, 1857, and awarded retrospectively to all officers and men involved in polar exploration from 1818-55, including those hunting for Captain Sir John Franklin