3 edition of The Resolution & Adventure Medal. found in the catalog.
The Resolution & Adventure Medal.
L. Richard Smith
Limited ed. of 200 signed and numbered copies.
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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Limited ed. of signed, numbered copies. Available from The Manager, Wedgewood Press, PO Box A Matthew Boulton's Naval Medals: Captain Cook's Resolution and Adventure Medal, Lord Nelson's Nile and Trafalgar and Earl St Vincent's Medals on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Matthew Boulton's Naval Medals: Captain Cook's Resolution and Adventure Medal, Lord Nelson's Nile and Trafalgar and Earl St Vincent's MedalsFormat: Hardcover. Medal. GEORGE III, Commemorative medal issued for the departure of Cook's second voyage in the RESOLUTION and ADVENTURE.
About very fine, some die-rust, especially to obverse; preserved in red morocco book form box, with a copy of L Richard Smith's pamphlet. The Resolution and Adventure medals were produced by Matthew Boulton at the instigation of Sir Joseph Banks for Cook’s second voyage.
There were three types: copper or platina for Captain Cook to give away to local peoples on the voyage (mintage 2, of Die 1), silver (mintageDie 11) for Fellows of the Royal Society. Resolution and Adventure medal, in platina (gilt), by John Westwood for Matthew Boulton and Sir Joseph Banks, issued Sir Joseph Banks for the British Admiralty commissioned the Resolution and Adventure medal, to be used on Cook's second voyage () as an item for presentation or barter with the local peoples.
The author acknowledges the monograph on the Resolution and Adventure medal written by L. Richard Smith. This publication was the first in-depth study of this medal, and was written by a well-known collector of Cook related medals. His booklet contains much information complementary to that contained in this Matthew Boulton book.
The Resolution and the Adventure appear on one side of the medal, with the head of George III on the other. were struck in base metal (copper and brass) and just over in silver. The silver medals did not accompany Cook on his voyages, but appear to have been distributed in England.
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Resolution and Adventure medal, George III period, by Mathew Boulton for Sir Joseph Banks brass compound struck from the first die Obverse: laureate bust of King George III, Bf (Boulton Fecit) on truncation, inscription George III King of Gr Britain France and Ireland Etc.
around. In March L Richard Smith's research collection of eight Resolution and Adventure medals was put up for auction with an estimate of $25, and went unsold. Shortly afterwards, Smith sold the Killora specimen, as well as another Resolution and Adventure medal, inscribed with the letters 'WL', to me.
The medal's engraving and thread has the appearance of being made between and and.