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Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson Authentic Lock of Hair


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Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) was a British naval officer famous for his victories against the French during the Napoleonic Wars. Nelson was known for his superb leadership skills and somewhat unconventional strategies. Nelson was involved in battle almost constantly between 1793 until his death in 1805. During this time he lost the sight in his right eye at the Battle of Calvi in Corsica and lost his right arm at Santa Cruz in Tenerife. Admiral Lord Nelson is remembered as one of the greatest British war heroes in history. He died during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This is a generous, fine, blonde lock of Lord Nelson's hair. The hair is housed in a beautifully carved, circular agate box decorated with a gold band. The box measures 4.5cm in diameter. A fragmentary enamel plaque attached to the lid of the box reads "N....05". The box is thought to date from between 1800 and 1810. This hair closely conforms to the other known examples of Nelson's hair and the box is similar in form to a locket which contained a lock of Nelson's hair that sold for £44,000 at auction in January, 2011. That locket also contained hair thought to have belonged to Lady Emma Hamilton who is known to have received Nelson's hair among other effects, after his death. This is a very rare opportunity to own a considerable lock of Lord Nelson's hair, contained neatly in a beautiful antique presentation box.

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By Robert Yates on April 21, 2014
in 1795 flour was hard to come by and there was a tax on powder, this killed the powdered wig fad faster than slap bracelets and leg warmers in the modern age. Not everyone had shaved heads in the 18th century, many simply had shorter hair and wore a wig with it, or even powdered their own hair.

There's no reason that this couldn't be his hair. However, there's no proof. It's just hair in an interesting and possibly old container. I could just as easily buy an old container and use a bit of my daughters hair to reproduce this "artifact".

Facts are nice, when you're accurate. So in reply, [...]. Facts, and here's a source that is accurate to the period and is actually a drawing of the admiral himself, note the lack of powdered wig.

$25,000 is a lot to pay based off the say-so of a random person. Especially a listing that only talks about how much the hair looks like it could be his and then far too much about the container and th container and hair of another person... Buyer Beware.
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful By SUE ANN L KAYTON on March 29, 2014
This is fake here is why. Men and women during that time period shaved their heads and wore wigs. Thats why. boom. facts, history.
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