Trafalgar Medal, Matthew Boulton, pewter, 1805. William Holburne as midshipman

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Museum number

J106

Object

Trafalgar Medal, Matthew Boulton, pewter, 1805. William Holburne as midshipman

Gallery label

William Holburne’s Trafalgar Medal
Matthew Boulton (1728–1809)
Pewter, 1805
J106

William was proud to have fought at the Battle of Trafalgar on board HMS Orion. His Trafalgar medal is one of 17,264 medals made independently by the pioneering industrialist Matthew Boulton for distribution to the veterans of Trafalgar as a mark of gratitude.

On display?

Yes
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