1824 Death of Lord Byron Historical Medallion by A J Stothard Obverse
1824 Death of Lord Byron Historical Medallion by A J Stothard Reverse

1824 Death of Lord Byron Historical Medallion by A J Stothard

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Story

In 1824 Lord Byron, the famous English poet died, in Greece. He had become heavily involved in the fight for Greek independence against the Ottoman empire. He sold his English estate to help fund part of the war, and took command of the rebel army with no military experience. However before the battle, he became ill and eventually died of a high fever. He was hugely mourned in Greece and has been remembered as a hero to their cause.

Obverse Description

Head of Byron facing left

Reverse Description

A bay tree remains uninjured by lightening

Features

Diameter: 64 mm

Material: Bronze

Condition: EF

Reference: Eimer 1172


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