1066 - 1966 Battle of Hastings Gold Medals by John Pinches
This impressive set of three gold medals was issued to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
It comprises three different sizes, each of which bears the same design.
These medallions come in a fitted leather box.
The set in our possession, the first we have seen and owned of this particular issue, is accompanied by a John Pinches certificate, stating the weights, diameters, fineness, and that this was set number 2 of 500!
The shield and coat of arms of Hastings above a longship with grotesque monsters at prow and stern, and waves below.
The legend and inscriptions read:
900TH ANNIVERSARY (above the shield).
19 66 (at either side of the shield).
BATTLE OF HASTINGS (on the side of the boat.
The issuers signature appears at the bottom:
A scene from the battle, presumaby taken from the Bayeux Tapestry, showing two mounted horsemen (French?), one of whom holds his sword towards a standing soldier, presumably English, wielding a battleaxe. One foot soldier is throwing a spear, another has fallen injured. A number of arrows fly through the air.
The only inscription, in the exergue, on this side reads:
The edge is plain, apart from a serial number, 2 on our featured specimen, and a London hallmark with date letter k, the maker's mark JP.
Description||Diameter||Issue Limit||Weight||Fineness||Gold Content
1066 - 1966 Battle of Hastings Medallion by Pinches||57.5||500||131||.916 (22)||3.8608
1066 - 1966 Battle of Hastings Medallion by Pinches||44.7||500||72.5||.916 (22)||2.1367
1066 - 1966 Battle of Hastings Medallion by Pinches||31.9||500||36||.916 (22)||1.0610
Set of all Three, Total|| ||500||239.5||.916 (22)||7.0584
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Fineness = Alloy = millesimal fineness, and carats.
Gold Content = Fine gold content in troy ounces.
Battle Of Hastings 900th Anniversary Collection
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1066 - 1966 Set of Three Medallions in Presentation Box
Obverse of 1066 - 1966 Battle of Hastings Gold Medal by John Pinches
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