101530 | GREAT BRITAIN. Florence Nightingale/Crimean War white metal Medal.

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    101530  |  GREAT BRITAIN, RUSSIA & OTTOMAN EMPIRE. Florence Nightingale/Crimean War white metal Medal. Issued 1856 (41mm, 27.00 g, 12h). By T. R. Pinches in London.

     

    FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, draped bust left, reading book; all within oval medallion between border of roses, clovers, and thistles / AS A MARK OF ESTEEM AND GRATITUDE FOR HER DEVOTION TO / • THE QUEEN'S BRAVE SOLDIERS •, Victorian order below three stars and within wreath of palm fronds; banner with CRIMEA below. Edge: Plain.

     

    BHM 2668A; Eimer 1493. Choice Mint State. Brilliant and prooflike in the fields, with some light frosting to the devices; a few scattered marks and hairlines are noted in the fields. Includes original box of issue. Very rare this alluring and attractive.

     

    Known as the "Lady with the Lamp," Florence Nightingale is seen as the founder of modern nursing, revolutionizing the practice during her role as a managing nurse during the Crimean War. Her skills as a statistician aided in her preparation of visual data, further allowing vital information to be disseminated and better care thus administered.