101586 | SWEDEN & GREAT BRITAIN. Jenny Lind white metal Medal.

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    101586  |  SWEDEN & GREAT BRITAIN. Jenny Lind white metal Medal. Issued 1847. Commemorating the first appearance in London for the "Swedish Nightingale" (38mm, 13.58 g, 12h). By Allen & Moore.

     

    JENNY LIND, bust facing slightly right, head turned slightly left / NESCIT OCCASUM (she knows no sunset) / NATA 1821, lyre within wreath and surmounted by nightingale perched left. Edge: Plain.

     

    Cf. BHM 2267 (45mm); cf. Eimer 1414 (same); Niggl 1077. Choice Mint State. Exceedingly prooflike and mirrored, with a charming cameo nature from the frosting of the devices. Rare.

     

    Ex Horn Collection (with collector's ticket).

     

    One of the most highly regarded singers and performers of the 19th century, the Stockholm-born Jenny Lind earned the nickname of the "Swedish Nightingale" on account of her numerous, in-demand performances across Europe. This medal commemorates her first of two greatly successful seasons in London, after which she toured in the United States under the promotion of the great showman P. T. Barnum. Following nearly 100 concerts, she returned to Europe, raising a family and serving as a singing professor at the Royal College of Music in London.

     

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