British 1905 Victory Medallet
17mm copper medallet, Obverse shows starboard broadside of HMS Victory with VICTORY 1905 below. Reverse reads:
According to this page these small Victory Medallets were given to 1 shilling subscribers of “The Nelson Centenary Memorial Fund”. This fund was run by the British and Foreign Sailor’s Society and played a large part in the Nelson centenary celebrations. The medallet is made from copper from Nelson’s flagship ‘Victory’. This example is particularly nice and shows full original bright red copper colour.