Nelson medal may net €600k

A MEDAL belonging to legendary naval hero Lord Nelson could fetch as much as £500,000 (€600,000) when it is auctioned next month.

The silver, gold and enamel Breast Star of the Order of the Bath was awarded to Nelson for his role at the Battle of Cape St Vincent in 1797 where, disobeying orders, he left the fleet and captured two Spanish ships.

Nelson was shot dead on the deck of his ship, HMS Victory, at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

The star was presented to Nelson’s brother after his death and he gave it to Admiral Richard Keats.

A descendent of Keats has put it up for auction.


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