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Great Britain, silver-plated copper medal, General George Augustus Eliot, 1st Baron Heathfield, 1783

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Great Britain, silver-plated copper medal, General George Augustus Eliot, 1st Baron Heathfield, 1783
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Great Britain, silver-plated copper medal, General George Augustus Eliot, 1st Baron Heathfield, 1783, Relief of Gibraltar, by J. Reich of Furth, Bavaria, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census, ex-Prieto, MHE Plate. BHM-254; Eimer-802; MHE-714. 28.66 grams, 42 mm. Obverse with uniformed bust of General Elliot right, wearing tricorn hat, with raised REICH on shoulder truncation, all within legend ELLIOT AN MARTIS SOCIVS . NON : IVPITER IPSE EST; reverse with panorama of the mountain siege showing cannonballs in flight from both sides within legend VICTRIX IN FLAMIS VICTRIX GIBRALTAR IN VNDIS . with Roman numeral date MDCCLXXXIII above R in exergue. Choice, lustrous and bold all over, with small circle of exposed copper at bottom on both sided, slabbed for census purposes as a "British Historical Medal." NGC #5931823-006. Pedigreed to the Tomas Prieto collection (stated on label) and plated in Medallas de la Historia de Espana (2017) by de Ramon, Rodriguez Casanova and Canto Garcia.