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1915 copper plate made from the dome of the Helles Point (Gallipoli) lighthouse, rare and historical

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1915 copper plate made from the dome of the Helles Point (Gallipoli) lighthouse, rare and historical
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1915 copper plate made from the dome of the Helles Point (Gallipoli) lighthouse, rare and historically important artifact. 824 grams, 9" in diameter. World War I buffs will appreciate the battle of Gallipoli (a Turkish peninsula, the campaign also called Dardanelles) as a failed attempt by the British and French to take Istanbul in the middle eastern theater, during the early part of which the Helles Point lighthouse was destroyed by a British ship, memorialized by this crude copper plate engraved on the face with DARDANELLES. 1915. MADE FROM PIECE OF THE DOME OF LIGHTHOUSE ON HELLESPOINT. GALLIPOLI. DEMOLISHED BY 12 IN SHELL FIRED FROM H.M.S. PRINCE OF WALES. 25.4.15. F.A.BAREHAM, 6TH D.C.L.I., dark copper color with spots of green, spring-type modern hanger on back. With Bonhams & Brooks auction lot-tag from January 11, 2001.