The Battle of Tofrek

The Battle of Tofrek was one of many actions undertaken by the British forces against the Mahdist forces in the Sudan. Originally the objective had been to relieve General Gordon in Khartoum but by January 1885 that city had fallen to the Mahdi’s army and Gordon had

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NZ Medals to the RN Part I

New Zealand medals were awarded for two distinctly separate groups of conflicts: The First War 1845-1847 and  The Second War 1860-1866 I intend to write about each in a separate blog and although this first blog will focus on the medals for the first war, an overview

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Awards to a Napoleonic-era Württemberg Officer

It isn’t often in one’s collecting career that something of almost unique significance is found. Most awards, although scarce, could conceivably be encountered again later at some point in the collector’s life. This pair of awards was recently sold by a coin dealer. One of the pieces

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