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Medals are arranged in date order
I have arranged medals which are specifically Scottish, Irish or Welsh in dedicated sections at the end of the British Section. The Foreign Medals follow after the British medals

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BRITISH & IRISH MEDALS

 

6042

Cumberland, Moresby Mining token, John Brougham circa 1730, 26mm (DW 292/113; Finlay 31). Very fine.

£45

Cumberland, Moresby Mining token, John Brougham

Cumberland, Moresby Mining token, John Brougham

6780

Great Britain & Prussia, Seven Years War, Frederick the Great and Prince Ferdinand, bronze medalet circa 1757, bust of Frederick left, rev. bust of Prince Ferdinand right, 22mm. Good fine.

£15

Great Britain & Prussia, Seven Years War, Frederick the Great and Prince Ferdinand, bronze medalet circa 1757

Great Britain & Prussia, Seven Years War, Frederick the Great and Prince Ferdinand, bronze medalet circa 1757

6987

George III, British Victories 1758-1759, bronze medal, Britannia drawn on a car by a lion, accompanied by Justice and Liberty, over French lilies, rev. reversed fleur de lys on shield supported by British lion and Hanoverian horse, Victories on each side, 43mm (MI ii 709/445; Betts 419). Fine.

£40

RESERVED

George III, British Victories 1758-1759, bronze medal

George III, British Victories 1758-1759, bronze medal

6279

Duke of Wellington, appointed Governor of Plymouth 1819, bronze medal by T Webb, bust left in high relief, rev. biographical legend in 35 lines, 55mm (BHM 986; E 1118; E Well 94; Br 1824). Very fine.

£45

SOLD

Duke of Wellington, appointed Governor of Plymouth 1819, bronze medal

Duke of Wellington, appointed Governor of Plymouth 1819, bronze medal

6339

George IV, Patron of the Arts, bronze medal (1828) by T Halliday, 42mm (BHM 1333). About very fine, some pitting.

£30

George IV, Patron of the Arts, bronze medal

George IV, Patron of the Arts, bronze medal

6988

Railways, George Stephenson, Liverpool & Manchester Railway opened 1830, white metal medal, bust left, rev. railway viaduct at Newton, 46mm (BHM 1459; E 1224). Almost very fine, scarce.

£25

Railways, George Stephenson, Liverpool & Manchester Railway opened 1830, white metal medal

Railways, George Stephenson, Liverpool & Manchester Railway opened 1830, white metal medal

6426

Victoria, Marriage 1840, white metal medal, conjoined busts left, rev. Albert and Victoria before an altar, Archbishop officiating, MAY GOD PROSPER THE UNION above, 49mm (BHM 1921; WE 228-2). Very fine, rare

£25

Victoria, Marriage 1840, white metal medal

Victoria, Marriage 1840, white metal medal

6421

Victoria, Prince of Wales Christening 1842, white metal medal, conjoined busts of Victoria and Albert left, rev. Britannia offers up infant to Archbishop at a font, Hibernia and Scotia in attendance, putto above, Prince of Wales feathers in exergue, 51mm (BHM 2048). Very fine.

£35

Victoria, Prince of Wales Christening 1842, white metal medal

Victoria, Prince of Wales Christening 1842, white metal medal

4666

London Missionary Society, Jubilee 1844, white metal medal by J Davis, missionaries administer to natives in the tropics, rev. legend below trumpet and radiant crown, 40mm (BHM 2169). Very fine, scarce.

£25

London Missionary Society, Jubilee 1844, white metal medal

London Missionary Society, Jubilee 1844, white metal medal

5549

Archaeology, British Archaeological Asociation, Gloucester meeting 1846, bronze medal by W J Taylor, hand pour oil into Roman lamp, rev. shields and legends, 35mm (BHM -; E 1393 footnote; Withers 2635; DW 102/13-14). Almost extremely fine, scarce. Note: this was struck for the third annual meeting of the Society.

£35

Archaeology, British Archaeological Asociation, Gloucester meeting 1846, bronze medal

Archaeology, British Archaeological Asociation, Gloucester meeting 1846, bronze medal

6324

Lord Bentinck, death 1848, bronze medal by B Wyon, bust left, rev. legend in 10 lines, 51mm (BHM 2301). Very fine. Note: MP for Kings Lynn 1826-1848

£40

Lord Bentinck, death 1848, bronze medal by B Wyon

Lord Bentinck, death 1848, bronze medal by B Wyon

6415

Lancashire, Southport, St Paul’s Church Schools, Reward Medal circa 1850 or later, white metal, young bust of Victoria left, FEAR GOD AND HONOUR THE KING around, rev. legend, 35mm. Almost extremely fine, scarce. NOTE: the obverse legend is puzzling!

£35

Lancashire, Southport, St Paul’s Church Schools, Reward Medal circa 1850 or later, white metal

Lancashire, Southport, St Paul’s Church Schools, Reward Medal circa 1850 or later, white metal

6458

Birmingham Society of Arts & School of Design, bronze prize medal (awarded 1851) by Allen & Moore, art teacher with a male and female pupil, rev  engraved within wreath For the Best Outline from a Copy gained by Georgina Davidson aged 19, July 1851, 65mm. Very fine, several edge bruises, scarce

£30

Birmingham Society of Arts & School of Design, bronze prize medal

Birmingham Society of Arts & School of Design, bronze prize medal

5621

Crimean War, Death of Lord Raglan 1855, white metal medal, Monument to Raglan with PENINSULAR WATERLOO CRIMEA, around top FIELD MARSHAL LORD RAGLAN, in exergue BORN A.D. 1788, rev. View of British HQ in the Crimea, DIED IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY above, AT HEAD QUARTERS BEFORE SEBASTOPOL JUNE 23RD 1855. Good very fine, four corrosion spots to reverse, rare, 42mm (BHm 2570; E 1495). Notes: Raglan in fact died on 28th June. He lost an arm at Waterloo and was appointed commander of British forces in the Crimea in 1854. Brown (BHM) remarks: “The appalling privations of the British troops during the winter of 1854-55 have been judged to be largely the result of mismanagement at home, but Raglan was made the scapegoat and worn out by his responsibilities and dysentery, he died on 28 June 1855”. The reverse is in quite high relief, which is unusual on a white metal medal of this diameter.

£35

Crimean War, Death of Lord Raglan 1855, white metal medal

Crimean War, Death of Lord Raglan 1855, white metal medal

6985

Lancashire, Bolton, Thomas Sharples Concert Room & Museum, Star Inn, bronze advertising medalet circa 1850, a star within a laurel wreath, rev. legend etc, 32mm (DW 51/62; W 643). Good very fine.

£25

Lancashire, Bolton, Thomas Sharples Concert Room & Museum, Star Inn, bronze advertising medalet circa 1850

Lancashire, Bolton, Thomas Sharples Concert Room & Museum, Star Inn, bronze advertising medalet circa 1850

6283

Sheffield, Sunday School Union Jubilee 1862, bronze medal, bust of James Montgomery left, rev. open Bible on a cushion, dove and rays above, laurel wreath around, 38mm. Extremely fine, very rare. Notes: James Montgomery (1771-1854), radical Sheffield journalist, poet, hymn-writer and philanthropist who was heavily involved in founding Sheffield Sunday School Union in 1812, with the intention of educating working children on Sundays, especially in literacy, and fighting for child labour laws to keep children out of chimneys.

£35

Sheffield, Sunday School Union Jubilee 1862, bronze medal

Sheffield, Sunday School Union Jubilee 1862, bronze medal

6398A

London, South Kensington Exhibition 1862, white metal medal by A Bovy for Massonnet, laureate bust of Victoria left, rev. view of exhibition building, 50mm (Allen SK-B015 ‘unrecorded’; cf.Taylor 182k). Good very fine, with ‘shadowed’ legends often found on this medal, some reverse staining. London, Kensington International Exhibition 1862, white metal by A Bovy & M Massonnet, scarce 

£40

London, South Kensington Exhibition 1862, white metal medal by A Bovy

London, South Kensington Exhibition 1862, white metal medal by A Bovy

6475

England / Belgium, Belgian Volunteers, Visit to England 1867, silver medal, suspension loop with blue ribbon, WELCOME TO ENGLAND 1867 around rose, thistle and shamrock, oak and laurel wreath border, crown above, rev. crossed rifles with date 1867, IN COMMEMORATION OF THEIR VISIT TO ENGLAND, within oak and laurel wreath, crown above, 30x22mm, extremely fine or nearly so. Notes: These medals were given to Belgian dignitaries and riflemen who enjoyed an eleven day visit to the London area, full of festivities and receptions, following a similar visit from England to Brussels the previous year. The aim was to further amicable relations between the two countries. Rare

£35

England / Belgium, Belgian Volunteers, Visit to England 1867, silver medal

England / Belgium, Belgian Volunteers, Visit to England 1867, silver medal

6404

London, International Exhibition 1872, white metal medal by JS & AB Wyon, crowned and veiled bust of Victoria left, rev. view of the Albert Hall, 30mm (BHM 2943). Extremely fine.

£20

London, International Exhibition 1872, white metal medal by JS & AB Wyon

London, International Exhibition 1872, white metal medal by JS & AB Wyon

6414

National Temperance League Festival, Band of Hope Union Choir 1872, white metal medal,  boy kneeling at prayer, TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO on banner below, BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH / LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION above, WINE IS A MOCKER below, rev. THE HOLDER OF THIS MEDAL WAS ONE OF THE TEN THOUSAND SINGERS WHO TWO CONCERTS AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE JULY 23. 1872 on central shield, UNITED KINGDOM BAND OF HOPE UNION CHOIR on border around, 38mm, good very fine (Allen SY-1872/001 [previously unrecorded]; Crummett BH37). Notes: The National Temperance League was formed in 1856 and the United Kingdon Band of Hope was formed in 1855, with the aim of keeping children away from alcohol. They held an annual festival at Crystal Palace. The “ten thousand” children in the choir was in fact five thousand, who each performed twice. Extremely rare.

£25

National Temperance League Festival, Band of Hope Union Choir 1872, white metal medal

National Temperance League Festival, Band of Hope Union Choir 1872, white metal medal

6412

London, Lee Blackheath & Lewisham Horticultural Society 1876, silver Award of Merit medal (awarded 1930), AWARD OF MERIT on shield scroll, legend on border around, rev. field engraved MR.A.C. PRIOR AUGUST 4TH 1930, laurel wreath around, 39mm, rare

£35

London, Lee Blackheath & Lewisham Horticultural Society 1876, silver Award of Merit medal

London, Lee Blackheath & Lewisham Horticultural Society 1876, silver Award of Merit medal

6413

London, Bromley Methodist Free Church, Presentation Medal (1881), silver, by WJ Taylor, engraved METHODIST FREE CHURCH BRUCE ROAD BROMLEY LONDON, crown above, laurel and oak wreath around, rev. engraved PRESENTED TO SARAH ANN OSCROFT FOR DILIGENCE IN COLLECTING FOR THE MISSION FUND 29 NOV 1881, beaded border around, 38mm. Good very fine or better.

£35

London, Bromley Methodist Free Church, Presentation Medal (1881), silver, by WJ Taylor

London, Bromley Methodist Free Church, Presentation Medal (1881), silver

5423

Sussex, Brighton Grammar School, Good Conduct Medal (awarded 1885), bronze, head of Athena above school arms, EST 1859 in field, BRIGHTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL BUCKINGHAM ROAD around, rev. engraved ‘W R Pattinson GOOD CONDUCT Christmas 1885' within wreath, 51mm. Good very fine

£20

Sussex, Brighton Grammar School, Good Conduct Medal (awarded 1885), bronze, head of Athena above school arms

Sussex, Brighton Grammar School, Good Conduct Medal (awarded 1885), bronze, head of Athena above school arms

5355

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary 1886, bronze medal, manufactured by the Royal Mint, a watchman’s horn, rev. paschal lamb, 36mm (BHM 3217). Extremely fine.

£25

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary  1886, bronze medal, manufactured by the Royal Mint

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary  1886, bronze medal, manufactured by the Royal Mint

5984

Lancashire, Rochdale Globe Works, bronze ticket, late 19th century, GLOBE WORKS ROCHDALE around each side, stamped 135 at centre, 32mm. Fine.

£15

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary  1886, bronze medal

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary  1886, bronze medal

6916

Royal Drawing Society, bronze star prize medal awarded to Charlotte Harvey 1896, by Elkington, 8-pointed star on lozenge, ROYAL DRAWING SOCIETY at centre, rev. engraved C. HARVEY 1896, 35mm, in Elkiington case of issue with paper note ink-labelled ‘Charlotte Harvey’. Good very fine, scarce.

£25

Royal Drawing Society, bronze star prize medal awarded to Charlotte Harvey 1896

Royal Drawing Society, bronze star prize medal awarded to Charlotte Harvey 1896Royal Drawing Society, bronze star prize medal awarded to Charlotte Harvey 1896Royal Drawing Society, bronze star prize medal awarded to Charlotte Harvey 1896

5453

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, brass cruciform medal, 37mm. Very fine, traces of original silver wash to reverse.

£15

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary  1886, bronze medal, manufactured by the Royal Mint

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary  1886, bronze medal, manufactured by the Royal Mint

5454

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, brass cruciform medal, with photographic central portrait, 37mm. Very fine.

£20

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary  1886, bronze medal, manufactured by the Royal Mint

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary  1886, bronze medal, manufactured by the Royal Mint

6374

Band of Hope Jubilee and Victoria Diamond Jubilee medal 1897, bronze, bust of Victoria right within laurel wreath, rev. busts of Band of Hope founders facing, Mrs Ann Carlile and Rev J Tunnicliff, legends around, 38mm (Crummett BH24). Very fine, scarce.

£20

Band of Hope Jubilee and Victoria Diamond Jubilee medal 1897, bronze

Band of Hope Jubilee and Victoria Diamond Jubilee medal 1897, bronze

6301

Church Missionary Society Centenary 1899, bronze medal by A Wyon, 38mm. Good very fine.

£40

Church Missionary Society Centenary 1899, bronze medal by A Wyon

Church Missionary Society Centenary 1899, bronze medal by A Wyon

6773

Boer War, “Peace Celebration” 1900, white metal medal, crowned veiled bust of Victoria left, rev. clasped hands with PEACE CELEBRATION above trophies and south Africa 1900, 38mm (Hern 94). Good very fine.

£35

Boer War, “Peace Celebration” 1900, white metal medal

Boer War, “Peace Celebration” 1900, white metal medal

6776

Boer War, Col. Baden Powell and the Relief of Mafeking 1900, bronze-gilt medal, uniformed bust of Baden Powell almost facing, rev. on border RELIEF OF MAFEKING MAY 1900, in field AND BADEN POWELL THE HERO WHO KEPT THE FLAG FLYING FOR OVER 215 DAYS, 23mm (Hern 718). Extremely fine or better.

£20

Boer War, Col. Baden Powell and the Relief of Mafeking 1900, bronze-gilt medal

Boer War, Col. Baden Powell and the Relief of Mafeking 1900, bronze-gilt medal

6774

Boer War, Lord Roberts circa 1900, bronze medal by Fenwick, uniformed bust three-quarters left, LORD ROBERTS V.C. around, rev. laurel wreath, 32mm, in fitted acse from Mappin & Webb (Hern unlisted). Extremely fine, rare.

£45

Boer War, Lord Roberts circa 1900, bronze medal by Fenwick

Boer War, Lord Roberts circa 1900, bronze medal by FenwickBoer War, Lord Roberts circa 1900, bronze medal by Fenwick

6405

London, Earl’s Court Woman’s Exhibition, Old Welcome Club 1900, bronze and red enamel medal, crowned and veiled bust of Victoria left between sprigs, legends above and below, rev. numbered 893, 26x33mm, with suspension loop. Very fine, scarce.

£18

London, Earl’s Court Woman’s Exhibition, Old Welcome Club 1900, bronze and red enamel medal

London, Earl’s Court Woman’s Exhibition, Old Welcome Club 1900, bronze and red enamel medal

5356

Worcestershire, Bromsgrove School, bronze prize medal awarded 1905, arms, rev. engraved SPORTS B HALF MILE 2ND WON BY G G PAGE 2 MIN 25 SECS 1905, 35mm. Extremely fine.

£18

Worcestershire, Bromsgrove School, bronze prize medal

Worcestershire, Bromsgrove School, bronze prize medal

 

5448

Bristol, School Regular Attendance & Satisfactory Conduct Medal, bronze circa 1910, by Vaughton, Bristol arms, rev. AWARDED TO (FRANK BOWDITCH) FOR (3) YEARS within laurel wreath, 45mm (Dry 1290). Good very fine.

£15

Bristol, School Regular Attendance & Satisfactory Conduct Medal, bronze

Bristol, School Regular Attendance & Satisfactory Conduct Medal, bronze

6805

Edward VII, Death 1910, bronze-gilt medal by Frank Bowcher for Spink, issued by Kendal & Dent, crowned and ermined bust facing holding sceptre, rev. IN MEMORIAM MAY 6TH 1910, laurel sprig to left, 45mm (BHM 3981; WE 4971B-1), in case of issue from Kendal and Dent. Extremely fine, scarce and attractive.

£40

Edward VII, Death 1910, bronze-gilt medal by Frank Bowcher for Spink, issued by Kendal & Dent

Edward VII, Death 1910, bronze-gilt medal by Frank Bowcher for Spink, issued by Kendal & DentEdward VII, Death 1910, bronze-gilt medal by Frank Bowcher for Spink, issued by Kendal & DentEdward VII, Death 1910, bronze-gilt medal by Frank Bowcher for Spink, issued by Kendal & Dent

5342

Durham, Seaham Hall 1911, Marquess & Marchioness of Londonderry as Mayor and Mayoress, white metal medal dated 31st August 1911, conjoined busts right, rev. view of Seaham Hall, 38mm. Extremely fine, scarce.

£15

Durham, Seaham Hall  1911, Marquess & Marchioness of Londonderry as Mayor and Mayoress, white metal medal dated 31st August 1911

 

Durham, Seaham Hall  1911, Marquess & Marchioness of Londonderry as Mayor and Mayoress, white metal medal dated 31st August 1911

 

 

6184

Mining, North Stafford Miners Federation, uniface bronze Enoch Edwards badge (post 1912), bust of Edwards facing, NORTH STAFFORD MINERS FEDERATION DIED 1912 on border around, 38mm. Very fine, pierced twice for sewing onto clothing, scarce. Note: Enoch Edwards (1852-1912), trade unionist, President of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain in 1904, MP for Handley from 1906-1912. These badges were worn by miners to show that they were paid-up members of the Miners Federation.

£25

Mining, North Stafford Miners Federation, uniface bronze Enoch Edwards badge

Mining, North Stafford Miners Federation, uniface bronze Enoch Edwards badge

6920

British Lusitania Medal 1915, iron, after Karl Goetz, in original box with propaganda leaflet, Death hands out boarding tickets from Cunard’s office, rev A view of the torpedoed Lusitania, date 5 May 1915 below, 55mm (BHM 4118; E 1941A, type a; Kienast 156; MH (II) 438). Good very fine, leaflet and box have seen better days. Notes: the Lusitania was a passenger ship en route from New York to Liverpool when she was torpedoed off the Irish coast by a U-Boat on 7th May, with the loss of 1198 lives. The original German medal by Goetz had 5th May in error (later corrected), but most British copies continued the mistake. British copies were sold in aid of the Red Cross and St.Dunstan’s home for blinded soldiers and sailors. This medal is sold with its original box of issue and original British explanatory propaganda leaflet (this now quite rare).

£45

British Lusitania Medal 1915, iron, after Karl Goetz, in original box with propaganda leafletBritish Lusitania Medal 1915, iron, after Karl Goetz, in original box with propaganda leaflet

British Lusitania Medal 1915, iron, after Karl Goetz, in original box with propaganda leafletBritish Lusitania Medal 1915, iron, after Karl Goetz, in original box with propaganda leaflet

6991

British Lusitania Medal 1915, iron, after Karl Goetz, Death hands out boarding tickets from Cunard’s office, rev A view of the torpedoed Lusitania, date 5 May 1915 below, 55mm (BHM 4118; E 1941A, type a; Kienast 156; MH (II) 438), see above (6920). Good very fine

£35

British Lusitania Medal 1915, iron, after Karl Goetz

British Lusitania Medal 1915, iron, after Karl Goetz

6993

London, Royal Academy of Music, silver prize medal awarded 1922, bust of Music right with lyre, rev. engraved DORIS RICHARDSON SIGHT-SINGING & READING 1922 in 5 lined within oak wreath, ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC INSTITUTED 1822 around, 41mm (DW 146/352; E 1165), suspension loop with bar R.A.M. Extremely fine.

£50

London, Royal Academy of Music, silver prize medal awarded 1922, bust of Music right with lyre, rev. engraved DORIS RICHARDSON SIGHT-SINGING & READING 1922

London, Royal Academy of Music, silver prize medal awarded 1922, bust of Music right with lyre, rev. engraved DORIS RICHARDSON SIGHT-SINGING & READING 1922

6173

Sandhurst, Royal Military Collage, bronze sports prize medal (awarded 1924 for Tug of War), Royal arms over flags and trophies, rev. engraved award inscription within laurel wreath, 45mm. Good very fine or better.

£10

Sandhurst, Royal Military Collage, bronze sports prize medal

Sandhurst, Royal Military Collage, bronze sports prize medal

6849

Numismatics, The Mint (Birmingham), Advertising token circa 1925 (?), cupro-nickel, arms of Birmingham, rev. MANUFACTURERS OF NON-FERROUS ALLOYS around, IN SHEETS STRIP WIRE BLANKS TUBES STAMPINGS, ETC AND COINAGE in field in 6 lines, 25mm. Good very fine.

£10

Numismatics, The Mint (Birmingham), Advertising token circa 1925

Numismatics, The Mint (Birmingham), Advertising token circa 1925

6789

London, Universal Cookery & Food Exhibition (1925), silver prize medal by J A Restall, pupil assisted by Ceres indicates a table with a prize, a hare (?) below, rev. HONORIS CAUSA LONDINI within laurel wreath, legend around, edge engraved PRESENTED BY THE WORSHIPFUL CO. OF COOKS, 39mm, in case of issue from the Universal Cookery & Food Association. Extremely fine or better.

£45

London, Universal Cookery & Food Exhibition (1925), silver prize medal

London, Universal Cookery & Food Exhibition (1925), silver prize medalLondon, Universal Cookery & Food Exhibition (1925), silver prize medal

6859

British Empire Exibition, Mond Nickel Company, 25th Anniversary 1925, nickel medal, figure of Nickel as a mischievous demon tossing nickel pellets from one hand to the other, rev. maples leaves and daffodils (symbolic of Canada and Wales where the company operated), 45mm, in box of issue with leaflet (BHM -; E -). Good extremely fine, rare with box and leaflet.

£50

British Empire Exibition, Mond Nickel Company, 25th Anniversary 1925, nickel medal

British Empire Exibition, Mond Nickel Company, 25th Anniversary 1925, nickel medalBritish Empire Exibition, Mond Nickel Company, 25th Anniversary 1925, nickel medal

6847

London, Wembley Torchlight Tattoo 1925, bronze medal by H oakes-Jones, lion standing left, rev. St George as a knight holds aloft a sword, cruciform design with symbols of army, navy and air force, 38mm. extremely fine or nearly so.

£22

London, Wembley Torchlight Tattoo 1925, bronze medal

London, Wembley Torchlight Tattoo 1925, bronze medal

6676

Horticulture, Royal Horticultural Society, bronze Banksian Medal awarded 1927, bust of Joseph Banks right, rev. field engraved AWARDED BY BARCOMBE COTTAGERS HORT. SOC. TO MR JAMES TAPP 1927, ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY around, 38mm. Good very fine,

£15

Horticulture, Royal Horticultural Society, bronze Banksian Medal

Horticulture, Royal Horticultural Society, bronze Banksian Medal

6848

St Dunstan’s Billiard Fund, silver prize medal (1929), two men playing billiards, rev. WON BY above space for name, two billiard cues and three balls above, laurel wreath around, 32mm. Good very fine.

£22

St Dunstan’s Billiard Fund, silver prize medal

St Dunstan’s Billiard Fund, silver prize medal

6967

Lancashire, Bury Grammar School, silver prize medal circa 1930, arms of school, motto below, rev. balnk for naming, 28mm, suspension loop. Very fine, scarce

£25

Lancashire, Bury Grammar School, silver prize medal circa 1930

Lancashire, Bury Grammar School, silver prize medal circa 1930

6976

National Food & Beverage Exhibition 1933, silver prize medal by Fattorini & Sons, Fame with trumpet, rev. field engraved 2ND PRIZE WHOLESALE LOAF EXHIBITION WM. NEWMAN, legend around, 32mm, 15.7g, suspension loop. Extremely fine.

£18

National Food & Beverage Exhibition 1933, silver prize medal by Fattorini

National Food & Beverage Exhibition 1933, silver prize medal by Fattorini

6846

Middlesex County Council, George V, Silver Jubilee 1935, white metal medal, conjoined busts left, rev. Middlesex arms, octagonal 38mm (WE 5719I). Good very fine.

£5

Middlesex County Council, George V, Silver Jubilee 1935, white metal medal

Middlesex County Council, George V, Silver Jubilee 1935, white metal medal

4549

Hampshire, Secondary Schools Sports Prize, oval silver medal awarded 1936, by Vaughton & Son, crowned Tudor rose, rev.  engraved SENIOR GIRLS' 220 YARDS, 42x51mm, wt. 57g. Very fine.

£40

Hampshire, Secondary Schools Sports Prize, oval silver medal awarded 1936

Hampshire, Secondary Schools Sports Prize, oval silver medal awarded 1936

6382

Edward VIII, proposed Coronation 1937, bronze-gilt medal by The Mint Birmingham, crowned bust right, rev. EDWARD VIII 1937 below Royal arms, oak and laurel sprigs at bottom, 35mm (BHM 4293; WE 6660-3). Extremely fine.

£20

Edward VII, proposed Coronation 1937, bronze-gilt medal

Edward VII, proposed Coronation 1937, bronze-gilt medal

6375

Edward VIII, proposed Coronation 1937, bronze medal, crowned bust right, rev. Britannia standing in a portico, ship and St Paul’s cathedral beyond, 44mm (BHM 4308; WE 6820). Good extremely fine.

£28

Edward VII, proposed Coronation 1937, bronze medal

Edward VII, proposed Coronation 1937, bronze medal

6380

George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Coronation 1937, bronze medal by Tiptaft, conjoined busts left, rev. Britannia standing in archway, St Paul’s and battleship on teh Thames beyond, 44mm (BHM 4356; cf.WE 7331-A2). Extremely fine, very minor edge dings.

£20

George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Coronation 1937, bronze medal

George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Coronation 1937, bronze medal

6994

Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire), Bread Show, bronze medal awarded 1938, arms with an Aylesbury duck flanked by baking implements and corn, rev. award inscription to F Nightingale ‘with the compliments of W E Burnell & Sons Ltd’ within laurel wreath, 45mm, in case of issue. Extremely fine.

£20

RESERVED

Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire), Bread Show, bronze medal

Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire), Bread Show, bronze medalAylesbury (Buckinghamshire), Bread Show, bronze medal

4850

Medicine (Pathology), German Sims Woodhead medal dated 1949, bronze by JR Pinches, bust of Woodhead left , rev. engraved PROFESSOR JAMES HENRY DIBLE A TOKEN OF RESPECT & GRATITUDE 1949, legend around on border 51mm (Pinches p.65). Good very fine, scarce. Both Woodhead and Dible were eminent pathologists; Woodhead (1855-1921), Dible (1889-1971).

£22

Medicine (Pathology), German Sims Woodhead medal dated 1949, bronze

Medicine (Pathology), German Sims Woodhead medal dated 1949, bronze

6670

Horticulture, A Pair of Medals awarded to Mrs H Goodman 1950-1951, comprising silver Amateur Gardening medal for Merit (1951), 39mm, bronze Woman’s Own Handicraft Medal (1950), reverse engraved HANWORTH FLOWER SHOW 1950 MRS H GOODMAN, 39mm, both with suspension loop. Good very fine.(2)

£15

Medicine (Pathology), German Sims Woodhead medal dated 1949, bronze

Horticulture, A Pair of Medals awarded to Mrs H Goodman 1950-1951, comprising silver Amateur Gardening medal for Merit (1951), 39mm, bronze Woman’s Own Handicraft Medal (1950)

5990

Elizabeth II, Coronation 1953, National Playing Fields Association, aluminium medal, bust right, rev. crown, 35mm (WE 8130). Good very fine or better.

£5

Elizabeth II, Coronation  1953, National Playing Fields Association, aluminium medal

Elizabeth II, Coronation  1953, National Playing Fields Association, aluminium medal

6194

William Shakespeare, 400th Anniversary of Birth 1564-1964, bronze medal by Paul Vincze, bust left, rev. male and female actors or muses, WE SHALL NOT LOOK UPON HIS LIKE AGAIN around, dates in exergue, 38mm(E 2103), in case of issue. Extremely fine.

£25

William Shakespeare, 400th Anniversary of Birth 1564-1964, bronze medal by Paul Vincze

William Shakespeare, 400th Anniversary of Birth 1564-1964, bronze medal by Paul Vincze

5459

Peace in Europe, 25th Anniversary 1970, bronze medal by D Cornell for Pinches, bust left of Winston Churchill, rev. IF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND ITS COMMONWEALTH LAST FOR A THOUSAND YEARS MEN WILL STILL SAY "THIS WAS THEIR FINEST HOUR” on tablet between two union flags, lion’s head above, 44mm, numbered on edge No.161 (Engstrom 88). Very fine.

£15

Peace in Europe, 25th Anniversary 1970, bronze medal by D Cornell for Pinches, bust left of Winston Churchill

Peace in Europe, 25th Anniversary 1970, bronze medal by D Cornell for Pinches, bust left of Winston Churchill

5460

Peace in Europe, 25th Anniversary 1970, bronze medal by D Cornell for Pinches, bust three-quarters right of Winston Churchill, rev. NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW on tablet between two union flags, lion’s head above, 44mm, numbered on edge No.161 (Engstrom 90). Very fine.

£15

Peace in Europe, 25th Anniversary 1970, bronze medal by D Cornell for Pinches, bust three-quarters right of Winston Churchill

Peace in Europe, 25th Anniversary 1970, bronze medal by D Cornell for Pinches, bust three-quarters right of Winston Churchill

6718

Arsenal Football Club, FA Cup and Fairs Cup, Double Win 1971, bronze medal, shield of ‘The Gunners’, rev. the two cups, details around, 38mm. Good extremely fine, some mint brilliance.

£15

Arsenal Football Club, FA Cup and Fairs Cup, Double Win 1971, bronze medal, shield of ‘The Gunners’

Arsenal Football Club, FA Cup and Fairs Cup, Double Win 1971, bronze medal, shield of ‘The Gunners’

6189

Stampex, bronze prize medal awarded to W F J. (‘Bill’) Hamblin 1972, after W Wyon, crowned young head bust of Victoria left, rev. a mailcoach above stamp with STAMPEX TROPHY CONTEST AWARD, within laurel wreath, edge named W.F.J. HAMBLIN 1972, 54mm, in case of issue. Good very fine. Note: Stampex is the annual London stamp fair. The potrait is William Wyon’s design as used on the Penny Black stamp.

£35

Stampex, bronze prize medal awarded to W F J. (‘Bill’) Hamblin 1972, after W Wyon

Stampex, bronze prize medal awarded to W F J. (‘Bill’) Hamblin 1972, after W Wyon

5416

English Catholicism, English College in Rome, 400th Anniversary 1979, uniface bronze medal, 57mm. Very fine.

£5

English Catholicism, English College in Rome, 400th Anniversary 1979, uniface bronze medal

6870

Margaret Thatcher, Visit to Falkland Islands 1983, proof bronze medal by Philip Nathan for Spink, bust of Prime Minister Thatcher half-left, rev. British lion left, shield of Falklands arms below left, 57mm, in case of issue with certificate. As struck. Note: the visit was to mark the 150th Anniversary of British administration, but also a show of support after the British victory in liberating the islands from Argentine invasion in 1982.

£35

Margaret Thatcher, Visit to Falkland Islands 1983, proof bronze medal by Philip Nathan for Spink

Margaret Thatcher, Visit to Falkland Islands 1983, proof bronze medal by Philip Nathan for SpinkMargaret Thatcher, Visit to Falkland Islands 1983, proof bronze medal by Philip Nathan for Spink

6871

Margaret Thatcher, Visit to Falkland Islands 1983, proof bronze medal by Philip Nathan for Spink, bust of Prime Minister Thatcher half-left, rev. British lion left, shield of Falklands arms below left, 38mm, in case of issue with certificate. As struck. Note: the visit was to mark the 150th Anniversary of British administration, but also a show of support after the British victory in liberating the islands from Argentine invasion in 1982.

£20

Margaret Thatcher, Visit to Falkland Islands 1983, proof bronze medal by Philip Nathan for Spink

Margaret Thatcher, Visit to Falkland Islands 1983, proof bronze medal by Philip Nathan for SpinkMargaret Thatcher, Visit to Falkland Islands 1983, proof bronze medal by Philip Nathan for Spink

5521

Royal Numismatic Society Sesquicentenary (150 Years) 1986 and Tenth International Numismatic Congress 1986, bronze medal by Robert Elderton, woman holding scroll at an altar, another kneeling with trowel and handful of coins, another behind the altar handling coins placed on its top, ECCE MEI TESTES below (‘behold my witness’), rev. two men pay tribute to seated female, City of London shield between them, EXPECTATI VENITE below (‘in expectation of what will come’) 57mm. About as issued, scarce; Notes: The translations are my own. I wasn’t sure if I translated ‘testes’ correctly.

£38

Royal Numismatic Society Sesquicentenary (150 Years) 1986 and Tenth International Numismatic Congress 1986, bronze medal by Robert Elderton

Royal Numismatic Society Sesquicentenary (150 Years) 1986 and Tenth International Numismatic Congress 1986, bronze medal by Robert Elderton

6010

Railways, London to Bristol Intercity Railway, 150th Anniversary 1991, bronze-gilt medal, view of 1841 locomotive and modern train, rev. firefly bird and INTERCITY across field, legend around, 63mm, by John Mosse & Robert Lowe for the Royal Mint, in case of issue with leaflet. As issued.

£30

Railways, London to Bristol Intercity Railway, 150th Anniversary 1991, bronze-gilt medal

Railways, London to Bristol Intercity Railway, 150th Anniversary 1991, bronze-gilt medal

 

 

SCOTLAND

3186

Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland 1837, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria, bronze medal by W Bain, bust right of the Duchess, her hair braided and in a bun, rev. HARRIET GEORGIANA ELIZABETH DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND 1837 in six lines, 49mm (BHM 1748; E -; C-P 124/75). Good very fine. Notes: H E G Leverson Gower (1806-1868), daughter of George Howard, sixth Earl of Carlisle, she married George Granville in 1823 who became 2nd Duke of Sutherland in 1833. She was a close friend of Queen Victoria, first becoming Mistress of the Robes in 1837.

£30

Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland 1837, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria, bronze medal

Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland 1837, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria, bronze medal

6800

Aberdeen University, bronze prize medal (awarded 1880), by Kirkwood & Son, university arms, rev. engraved dates 1879-1880 within thistle wreath, engraved legend around NATURAL HISTORY G.H. BURFORD, 52mm, in Kirkwood case of issue. Extremely fine.

£45

Aberdeen University, bronze prize medal (awarded 1880), by Kirkwood

Aberdeen University, bronze prize medal (awarded 1880), by Kirkwood

Aberdeen University, bronze prize medal (awarded 1880), by Kirkwood

4363

Glasgow Agricultural Society, bronze prize medal circa 1880, Glasgow Arms, rev. laurel wreath, 44mm, in case of issue (lid loose). Good very fine or better.

£28

Glasgow Agricultural Society, bronze prize medal circa 1880

Glasgow Agricultural Society, bronze prize medal circa 1880

Glasgow Agricultural Society, bronze prize medal

6352

Glasgow, Diamond Jubilee 1897, Childrens’ Fete Commemoration, diamond-shaped bronze medal by Vaughton, veiled head left, rev. Glasgow arms (WE 3538C-1), 31x45mm

£20

Glasgow, Diamond Jubilee 1897, Childrens’ Fete Commemoration, diamond-shaped bronze medal by Vaughton

Glasgow, Diamond Jubilee 1897, Childrens’ Fete Commemoration, diamond-shaped bronze medal by Vaughton

5420

St Andrews University, bronze prize medal (awarded 1900), St Andrew depicted at centre of religious scene, rev. date 1899-1900 within thistle and laurel wreath, awarded around to Margaret M Thirde (University College) for English Literature, 52mm. Very fine.

£25

St Andrews University, bronze prize medal

St Andrews University, bronze prize medal

6532

Edward I (sic – Edward VII), Coronation 1902, aluminium medal, conjoined busts left of Edward and Alexandra, KING EDWARD I – NOT SEVENTH – OF BRITAIN AND THE BRITISH EMPIRE. QUEEN ALEXANDRA. around, rev. Royal arms, a rose sprig each side, coronation date below, “IN DEFENCE” OF SCOTLAND’S NATIONAL RIGHTS AND HONOUR on border around, 40mm (BHM - ; WE 4463-1). Good extremely fine, scarce and interesting.

£25

Edward I (sic – Edward VII), Coronation 1902, aluminium medal

SCOTLAND, Edward I (sic – Edward VII), Coronation 1902, aluminium medal

5045

Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Instituted 1838, silver District Medal hallmarked Birmingham 1909, a curling match above Scottish royal arms on shield, rev. legends with space for award engraving, 41mm, with blue ribbon, suspender and bar. Extremely fine.

£30

Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Instituted 1838, silver District Medal

 

Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Instituted 1838, silver District Medal

Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Instituted 1838, silver District Medal

5995

Scottish Industrial Musical Association, silver and blue enamel medal (hallmarked 1921), kilted bagpipe band and brass band in medallions below Royal Scottish arms, rev. plain, 31x34mm. Good very fine or better.

£22

St Andrews University, bronze prize medal

St Andrews University, bronze prize medal

5421

St Andrews University / Dundee University College, bronze prize medal (awarded 1924), St Andrew depicted at centre of religious scene, rev. date 1923-24 within thistle and laurel wreath, awarded around to Winifred Fraser for Senior Honours Mathematics, edge stamped UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, DUNDEE, 52mm. Very fine.

£25

St Andrews University / Dundee University College, bronze prize medal

St Andrews University / Dundee University College, bronze prize medal

IRELAND

5975

British army or Northern Ireland police, sports prize medal, silvered bronze, awarded 1961, crowned Irish harp on a shield, rev. engraved ATHLETICS 1961 INTER UNIT TEAM WINNERS within laurel wreath, 39mm. Good very fine. Note: possibly the Irish Guards or similar.

£8

British army or Northern Ireland police, sports prize medal, silvered bronze

British army or Northern Ireland police, sports prize medal, silvered bronze

 

WALES

 

6740

Ebbw Vale Society, Commenced 1823, bronze medal, clapsed hands, rev. legend, 44mm (Withers 2085). Very fine, scarce.

£35

Ebbw Vale Society, Commenced 1823, bronze medal

Ebbw Vale Society, Commenced 1823, bronze medal

6850

Victoria, Visit to North Wales 1889, white metal  medal by E Owens, crowned and veiled bust left, rev. Welsh arms within wreath, leeks below, 36mm (WE 1617-1). About very fine, some corrosion, scarce.

£5

Victoria, Visit to North Wales 1889, white metal  medal

Victoria, Visit to North Wales 1889, white metal  medal

6954

Cardiff & Marquess of Bute, Prize Medal circa 1900, silvered bronze,  shields of the Marquess of Bute and Glamorgan (Cardiff), crown above, mottoes below, rev. AWARDED TO (engraved) H.BOOTHS CONTEST, within oak and laurel wreath, 56mm. Very fine.

£45

Cardiff & Marquess of Bute, Prize Medal circa 1900, silvered bronze

Cardiff & Marquess of Bute, Prize Medal circa 1900, silvered bronze

6844

Glyn Ceiriog county school, enlarged 1905, aluminium medal, a knight standing right, EVER TURN BACK WHEN THOU HAST ONCE PLACED THY FOOT ON THE FIRST STEP OF THE LADDER OF FAME in right field, rev. GLYNCEIRIOG COUNTY SCHOOL around, ERECTED 1894 ENLARGED 1905 in field,  A GIFT FROM COUNCILLOR A T DAVIES below, 39mm. Very fine, rare.

£20

Glyn Ceiriog county school, enlarged 1905, aluminium medal

Glyn Ceiriog county school, enlarged 1905, aluminium medal

6966

Merioneth, School Attendance Medal 1915-1916, silver, by Vaughton, Welsh boy and girl walking home from school, mountainous country behind, GWELL DYSG NA GOLUD (better learning than wealth) above, rev. Welsh legends and dates, 26mm (Dry 1350). Good very fine.

£25

Merioneth, School Attendance Medal 1915-1916, silver, by Vaughton

Merioneth, School Attendance Medal 1915-1916, silver, by Vaughton

 

CHANNEL ISLANDS

5765

Guernsey, Prince Albert memorial medal 1863, white metal, statue of Albert, GUERNSEY below, rev. IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALBERT THE GOOD 1863 within laurel wreath, 38mm (McC M3G). Very fine, scarce.

£35

Guernsey, Prince Albert memorial medal 1863, white metal

Guernsey, Prince Albert memorial medal 1863, white metal

 

 

FOREIGN MEDALS

6777

Australia, Boer War, Australian Bushmen’s Corps 1900, bronze (once gilt) medal, bust of Queen Victoria left, BRITISH TRANSVAAL WAR 1899 1900 around, rev. mounted bushman left, GOOD LUCK TO AUSTRALIAN BUSHMENS CORPS around, 1900 in exergue, 23mm (Hern unlisted). Good very fine, scarce.

£15

Australia, Boer War, Australian Bushmen’s Corps 1900, bronze

Australia, Boer War, Australian Bushmen’s Corps 1900, bronze

6499

Australia, Western Australia Centenary 1929, bronze medal, bust of George V left, rev. swan left, 38mm (Carlisle 1929/2). Very fine, some obverse discolouration.

£15

Australia, Western Australia Centenary 1929, bronze medal

Australia, Western Australia Centenary 1929, bronze medal

6595

Austria, Chamber of Commerce, bronze prize medal (1908) by Peter Breithut, Fame holds Imperial Austrian flag and laurel wreath, engraved in field R. AVENARIUS IMPRÄGNIEROL-FABR. 1908, rev. city and church rooftop view, 65mm. Very fine, a few minor spots.

£35

Austria, Chamber of Commerce, bronze prize medal

Austria, Chamber of Commerce, bronze prize medal

6475

Belgium / England, Belgian Volunteers, Visit to England 1867, silver medal, suspension loop with blue ribbon, WELCOME TO ENGLAND 1867 around rose, thistle and shamrock, oak and laurel wreath border, crown above, rev. crossed rifles with date 1867, IN COMMEMORATION OF THEIR VISIT TO ENGLAND, within oak and laurel wreath, crown above, 30x22mm, extremely fine or nearly so. Notes: These medals were given to Belgian dignitaries and riflemen who enjoyed an eleven day visit to the London area, full of festivities and receptions, following a similar visit from England to Brussels the previous year. The aim was to further amicable relations between the two countries. Rare

£35

Belgium / England, Belgian Volunteers, Visit to England 1867, silver medal

Belgium / England, Belgian Volunteers, Visit to England 1867, silver medal

5751

Belgium, School Prize Medal, awarded 1917 to Colette van Muylder (Ecole Moyenne Rue T'Kint 28), silvered bronze, bust of Albert I left, rev. award inscription within oak and laurel wreath, 50mm, with ornate crown suspension loop. Good very fine.

£25

Belgium, School Prize Medal

Belgium, School Prize Medal

6581

Belgium, Great War, Cardinal Mercier, bronze laudatory medal 1914 by J Jourdain, cardinal's bust left, rev. a robed and veiled female raises up a fallen soldier, 65mm. Very fine. Note: Cardinal Mercier (1851-1926) wrote and distributed the pamphlet Patriotism and Endurance among the Belgian civilian population at Christmas 1914, which raised the morale of civilians during the German occupation and for which he was much admired.

£45

Belgium, Great War, Cardinal Mercier, bronze laudatory medal 1914 by J Jourdain

Belgium, Great War, Cardinal Mercier, bronze laudatory medal 1914 by J Jourdain

6679

Belgium, Horticulture/ Agriculture, large bronze medal circa 1930 by Mauquoy, semi-naked female seated drops petals from her hands, rev. LES AMITIES FRANCAISES DE BELGIQUE on central medallion within wreath, 71mm. Very fine, cleaned in the past.

£25

Belgium, Horticulture/ Agriculture, large bronze medal

Belgium, Horticulture/ Agriculture, large bronze medal

6657

Belgium, Centenary of Kingdom, Liège Exposition Internationale 1930, bronze medal by Witterwulche & Dupond, figure of Industry seated on an anvil holding a sledgehammer, rev. view of a city bridge, legend below, 70mm. Good very fine, some staining.

£35

Belgium, Centenary of Kingdom, Liège Exposition Internationale 1930, bronze medal

Belgium, Centenary of Kingdom, Liège Exposition Internationale 1930, bronze medal

6601

Belgium, Leopold II, Centenary of his birth 1830-1930, struck at Liege exhibition, large bronze medal by C Devreese, bust of Leopold II left with dates 1830-1905, rev. female figure of Belgium advances right with Belgian lion towards rising sun with date 1930, 70mm. Very fine.

£45

Belgium, Leopold II, Centenary of his birth 1830-1930, struck at Liege exhibition, large bronze medal by C Devreese

Belgium, Leopold II, Centenary of his birth 1830-1930, struck at Liege exhibition, large bronze medal by C Devreese

4968

Belgium, Great War, Allied Veterans’ Federation, 16th Congress, Brussels 1935, large bronze medal by Godefroid Devreese, conjoined busts left of Leopold III and Queen Astrid, rev.  XVIe CONGRES F.I.D.A.C. BRUXELLES 1935 in field, FEDERATION DES ANCIENS COMBATTANTS, 75mm,

good very fine, small stain behind King’s head. Notes: The Federation was launched in 1920 in Paris, its main aim being to support veterans and their families who suffered hardship.

£45

Belgium, Great War, Allied Veterans’ Federation, 16th Congress, Brussels 1935, large bronze medal

Belgium, Great War, Allied Veterans’ Federation, 16th Congress, Brussels 1935, large bronze medal

6745

Belgium, Doctor L Mellis, laudatory medal 1935, uniface, silvered bronze by Eugène De Bremaecker for Fisch, bust left, dates 1916-35 on truncation, 47x71mm. Very fine, stain to reverse.

£22

Belgium, Doctor L Mellis, laudatory medal 1935, uniface, silvered bronze

Belgium, Doctor L Mellis, laudatory medal 1935, uniface, silvered bronze

6156

Canada, Confederation 50th Anniversary 1927, bronze medal, conjoined busts of Victoria and George V, rev. Royal arms within wreath, 25mm. Good very fine.

£15

Canada, Confederation 50th Anniversary 1927, bronze medal

Canada, Confederation 50th Anniversary 1927, bronze medal

6989

France, Napoleon Bonaparte, Battle of Marengo 1800, uniface lead-filled cliché by Andrieu, Napoleon’s bust right with trophies, above scene of the battle on cartouche below, 68mm (Br 40). Very fine.

£30

France, Napoleon Bonaparte, Battle of Marengo 1800, uniface lead-filled cliché by Andrieu

France, Napoleon Bonaparte, Battle of Marengo 1800, uniface lead-filled cliché by Andrieu

6984

France, Battle of Marengo and the Death of General Desaix 1800, lead medal by Brenet & Auguste, bust right within laurel wreath, legends around, rev. legend in 7 lines, 49mm (Br 44). Good fine.

£35

France, Battle of Marengo and the Death of General Desaix 1800, lead medal by Brenet & Auguste

France, Battle of Marengo and the Death of General Desaix 1800, lead medal by Brenet & Auguste

6364

France, Lyon, National Guard Dissolution 1848, 19th century cast bronze copy of a very rare medal, armed men with Phrygian caps carry a flag, rev. men dressed as civilians carry rifles pointing downwards (cf. Coll. 135), 48mm. Fair. Note: only 100 of the original medals were struck.

£25

France, Lyon, National Guard Dissolution 1848, 19th century cast bronze copy of a very rare medal

France, Lyon, National Guard Dissolution 1848, 19th century cast bronze copy of a very rare medal

6608

France, Paris, Henry Giffard Balloon Flight 1878, souvenir medal, bronze-gilt, by C Trottin, Paris panorama with hot air balloon at centre, rev. legend, 51mm (Malpas 99), with original tricolour suspension ribbon. Very fine.

£45

France, Paris, Henry Giffard Balloon Flight 1878, souvenir medal, bronze-gilt

France, Paris, Henry Giffard Balloon Flight 1878, souvenir medal, bronze-gilt

6807

France, Paris, Réunion des Fabricants de Bronzes (Bronze Manufacturers Conference) 1888, bronze prize medal by F Levillain, Hephaestos hammering a shield, laurels above, rev. central field engraved STYLES 2ME ANNÉE 1ER PRIX EX AEQUO C. ANNONIER 1888, legend around, 58mm. Very fine.

£50

France, Paris, Réunion des Fabricants de Bronzes (Bronze Manufacturers Conference) 1888, bronze prize medal

France, Paris, Réunion des Fabricants de Bronzes (Bronze Manufacturers Conference) 1888, bronze prize medal

6992

France, Carcassonne, silver prize medal 1896 by Henri Naudé , Fame with putto, LA RENOMMÉE PROCLAME LE MERITE around, rev. legend on medallion within oak and laurel wreath, 41mm. Good very fine.

£35

France, Carcassonne, silver prize medal 1896 by Henri Naudé

France, Carcassonne, silver prize medal 1896 by Henri Naudé

6703

France, Central Society of Architects, Third International Congress 1899, by E A Oudiné, bust of Parisia left, compass in left field, rev. field engraved COMITÉ DE PATRONAGE MR LE BON DE GEYMŰLLER MEMBRE DE L’INSTITUT in 4 lines, legend on border around, 46mm, in case of issue. Good extremely fine, much original lustre, in original shagreen case of issue.

£40

France, Central Society of Architects, Third International Congress 1899, by E A Oudiné

France, Central Society of Architects, Third International Congress 1899, by E A OudinéFrance, Central Society of Architects, Third International Congress 1899, by E A Oudiné

6583

France, Paris, silver carpentry prize medal, awarded 1899, arms of Paris between oak sprigs, rev. laurel wreath around engraved award inscription (David Brun 21 May 1899), 41mm. Extremely fine.

£45

France, Paris, silver carpentry prize medal

France, Paris, silver carpentry prize medal

6609

France, Military Training, Ministry of War bronze prize medal circa 1900 by J-B Daniel-Dupuis, bust of Gallia right, rev. legend within laurel wreath, 50mm. Good very fine.

£18

France, Military Training, Ministry of War bronze prize medal circa 1900

France, Military Training, Ministry of War bronze prize medal circa 1900

6610

France, Military Training, Ministry of War bronze prize medal circa 1900 by Daniel-Dupuis, bust of Gallia right, rev. legend within laurel wreath, 50mm. Good very fine.

£18

France, Military Training, Ministry of War bronze prize medal circa 1900

France, Military Training, Ministry of War bronze prize medal circa 1900

6366

France, Sociéte d’Agriculture du Department de l’Indre, bronze prize medal circa 1900, beehive over laurels, rev. rural scene with cartouche for naming, 39mm. Good very fine.

£28

France, Sociéte d’Agriculture du Department de l’Indre, bronze prize medal

France, Sociéte d’Agriculture du Department de l’Indre, bronze prize medal

6969

France, ‘Good Wishes’ souvenir medal circa 1900, bronze-gilt, male and female figures strike a bell, QU’HEUREUSES SONNENT LES HEURES Pour Vous (May the hours ring happily for you) around, rev. VOEUX LES PLUS VIFS in 3 lines ('Best wishes'), octagonal 31mm. As struck, attractive, scarce.

£35

France, ‘Good Wishes’ souvenir medal circa 1900, bronze-gilt

France, ‘Good Wishes’ souvenir medal circa 1900, bronze-gilt

6667

France, ‘Gloria’ silvered bronze prize medal for Cognac musical competition 1902, by F Rasumny, 38x49mm. Good very fine.

£20

France, ‘Gloria’ silvered bronze prize medal for Cognac musical competition 1902

France, ‘Gloria’ silvered bronze prize medal for Cognac musical competition 1902

6586

France, ‘Gloria’ silvered bronze prize medal for Meudon musical competition 1904, by F Rasumny, 38x49mm, named to Georges Fachard, ‘Secretaire General Adjoint’, in case of issue (this damaged). Very fine. Note: Meudon is southwest of central Paris.

£25

France, ‘Gloria’ silvered bronze prize medal for Meudon musical competition 1904, by F Rasumny

France, ‘Gloria’ silvered bronze prize medal for Meudon musical competition 1904, by F Rasumny

6661

France, Boulogne, Souvenir medal dated 26 July 1906, bronze-gilt by Oscar Roty for Magdelaine, Marianne in medallion above cartouche with legend SOUVENIR 26 JUILLET 1906, rev. arms of Boulogne above cartouche with BOULOGNE S/ MER, 35x50mm. Extremely fine or nearly so, an attractive little piece.

£38

France, Boulogne, Souvenir medal dated 26 July 1906, bronze-gilt by Oscar Roty

France, Boulogne, Souvenir medal dated 26 July 1906, bronze-gilt by Oscar Roty

6153

France, Robert Comte de Moy, wedding 1908, bronze medal, arms with supporters below ducal coronet, motto below DE MIEULX EN MIEULX MOY, rev. ROBERT COMTE DE MOY NADJA BRUNETTA D’USSEAUX UNIS LE 14 MAI 1908, roses below, 41mm, good very fine, scarce. Note: Robert Marie Joseph Francois de Moy de Sons  (1881-1939), of aristocratic birth. His young bride (20 years old) died in 1925 aged 37.

£38

France, Robert Comte de Moy, wedding 1908, bronze medal

France, Robert Comte de Moy, wedding 1908, bronze medal

6367

France, “Liberté du Sud-Est”, silvered bronze prize medal circa 1910, by P-A Morlon, helmeted bust of Gallia left, rev. award legend in cartouche with oak and laurel sprigs, 49mm. Very fine.

£25

France, “Liberté du Sud-Est”, silvered bronze prize medal

France, “Liberté du Sud-Est”, silvered bronze prize medal

6261

France, ‘Caisse d’Epargne’ silvered bronze medal (1912) by Charles Pillet, young girl places a coin in the hand of a woman symbolizing Saving, accompanied by her mother and father, rev. cornucopiae, beehive and wheatsheaf, tablet below with ‘La Capitalisation 1888-1938’, 40mm (CGMP 3/315E). Good very fine.

£20

France, ‘Caisse d’Epargne’ silvered bronze medal (1912) by Charles Pillet

France, ‘Caisse d’Epargne’ silvered bronze medal (1912) by Charles Pillet

6469

France, Great War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, bronze memorial medal 1916 by J-P Legastellois, uniformed bust almost facing, rev. Britannia (as Minerva) standing next to Union Jack, THOROUGH in field, 45mm Notes: Lord Kitchener (1850-1916), had extensive military experience in Africa and India during the Victorian era. In 1914 he was made Secretary of State for war, and initiated a recruiting campaign which signed up three million men. He was travelling to Russia on board HMS Hampshire in June 1916 when she hit a mine off the Scottish coast and he was killed. “Thorough” was his motto. Good very fine.

£35

France, Great War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, bronze memorial medal 1916 by J-P Legastellois

France, Great War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, bronze memorial medal 1916 by J-P Legastellois

6842

France, Medicine,  Xavier Bichat, Congès de Physiologie Paris 1920, bronze medal by H Dubois, profile bust of Bichat left, rev. legend on medallion within oak and laurel wreath, 41mm. Extremely fine. Notes: Xavier Bichat (1771-1802) is known as the ‘father of modern histology’.

£15

France, Medicine,  Xavier Bichat, Congès de Physiologie Paris 1920, bronze medal by H Dubois

France, Medicine,  Xavier Bichat, Congès de Physiologie Paris 1920, bronze medal by H Dubois

5895

France, silvered bronze prize medal circa 1925 by Charles Pillet, semi-naked woman sitting by a column holds aloft laurel sprig, laurel, palm and oak sprig by cartouche for naming, 46mm. Good very fine.

£28

France, silvered bronze prize medal circa 1925 by Charles Pillet

France, silvered bronze prize medal circa 1925 by Charles Pillet

1582

France, “Le Figaro” newspaper, bronze prize medal circa 1925, statue of Figaro, rev. radiant F with plume pen between laurels, 75x40mm, in fitted case of issue. Good very fine.

£15

France, “Le Figaro” newspaper, bronze prize medal

France, “Le Figaro” newspaper, bronze prize medal

6680

France, Rouen, silvered bronze medal circa 1925 by Hippolyte Lefèvre, woman sitting by riverside, holding city shield, city view beyond, rev. bridge over river in city, 69x51mm. Very fine.

£25

France, Rouen, silvered bronze medal

France, Rouen, silvered bronze medal

6137

France, Breton Canine Society, silvered bronze medal circa 1925, by Andre Schwab, St Hubert kneeling left with his dog, deer’s head in clouds to left, rev. yachts in lake overlooked by cross on shoreline, Breton shield below, 41x48mm. Very fine.

£20

France, Breton Canine Society, silvered bronze medal

France, Breton Canine Society, silvered bronze medal

6687

France, Académie de Médicine 1926, silver-gilt medal by Charles Pillet, three classical females with medical symbols, rev. a building, cartouche below with VACCINE 1926, laurel sprig and ribbon to right, ribbon engraved DR HERMANT VINH, 42mm. Extremely fine, attractive.

£38

France, Académie de Médicine 1926, silver-gilt medal by Charles Pillet

France, Académie de Médicine 1926, silver-gilt medal by Charles Pillet

6841

France, Union des Fanfares de France, bronze medal circa 1930 by P-M Dammann, seated naked female playing two pipes, rev. legend, 52mm. Very fine.

£10

rance, Union des Fanfares de France, bronze medal circa 1930 by P-M Dammann

rance, Union des Fanfares de France, bronze medal circa 1930 by P-M Dammann

6860

France, Var, St Raphael Casino, silver medal circa 1930 by Schwab, classical archer runs left with greyhound, rev. a classical torch in medallion, engraved legend below GRAND CASINO DE ST RAPHAEL, 45mm. Very fine, hint of paper label to reverse.

£25

France, Var, St Raphael Casino, silver medal circa 1930 by Schwab

France, Var, St Raphael Casino, silver medal circa 1930 by Schwab

6363

France, Enseignement Technique (Technical training), bronze prize plaquette medal by F Fraisse (1931), female teacher indicates the land of work on the horizon, rev. SOUS-SECRETARIAT D’ÉTAT DE L’ENSEIGNEMENT TECHNIQUE in field, laurels by cartouche for naming, 55x50mm (CGMP 3/183D). Very fine.

£30

France, Enseignement Technique (Technical training), bronze prize plaquette medal

France, Enseignement Technique (Technical training), bronze prize plaquette medal

6690

France, Touring Club de France, bronze medal 1939 by Henri and Alphée Dubois, semi-naked female seated holding a globe and a compass, arctic and desert scenes beyond, rev. a youth holds a cartouche with TOURING-CLUB DE FRANCE, plinth below engraved ECOLES FLEURIES 1939, laurels around, edge engraved ECOLE DES FILLES – LA CELLE  - ST CLOUD, 50mm (CGMP 3 159D/162B). Good very fine.

£25

France, Touring Club de France, bronze medal

France, Touring Club de France, bronze medal

6682

France, Alliance Française, bronze medal circa 1945 by H Dropsy, two men in classical dress seated reading, rev. a font between ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, engraved above MR WILLIAM RAINBOW KINGSTON-upon-THAMES, 50mm. Extremely fine or nearly so. For a larger Alliance Francaise medal see Item 6716 in the Foreign Medal section.

£12

France, Alliance Française, bronze medal

France, Alliance Française, bronze medal

6683

France, Building & Public Works Apprenticeship Committe, bronze medal circa 1950 (named to Francis Levieux), man instructs two youths, arc de triomphe beyond, laurels to side and elsewhere, rev. builders tools, 59mm. Good very fine.

£12

France, Building & Public Works Apprenticeship Committe, bronze medal

France, Building & Public Works Apprenticeship Committe, bronze medal

6136

France, Stegu SA, silvered-bronze award medal for 25 years’ service 1953, octagonal Art Deco style, by V Demanet, female bust left, hand in front of face holding a string of stones, reverse legend in wreath, 58 x 52mm. Very fine.

£30

France, Stegu SA, silvered-bronze award medal

France, Stegu SA, silvered-bronze award medal

4261

France, Great War, General Foch, Aircraft carrier launched 1960, large bronze medal after G Prud’homme, bust of Foch left, date 1917 in field, rev. view of the Foch aircraft carrier, 68mm. Good very fine.

£18

France, Great War, General Foch, Aircraft carrier launched 1960, large bronze medal

France, Great War, General Foch, Aircraft carrier launched 1960, large bronze medal

5695

France, ‘Europe’ 1968, large heavy bronze medal by Demetre Anastase celebrating European civilization, map of Europe each side with depictions of European progress from antiquity, 95mm (CGMP 4/42). Very fine.

£18

France, ‘Europe’ 1968, large heavy bronze medal by Demetre Anastase

France, ‘Europe’ 1968, large heavy bronze medal by Demetre Anastase

5700

France, French Resistance commemorative medal circa 1970, bronze by André Bizette-Lindet, 68mm. Extremely fine for issue. Note: the obverse is based on Bizette-Lindet’s sculpture in Lille which commemorates the French Resistance and also those who were deported to the death camps.

£35

France, French Resistance commemorative medal circa 1970, bronze by André Bizette-Lindet

France, French Resistance commemorative medal circa 1970, bronze by André Bizette-Lindet

5790

France, National Education 1971, silver prize medal by Corbin, laureate bust left of young man, rev. adult woman with three children, TOUS LES ENFANTS DE FRANCE SONT MES ENFANTS around, named Raymond Geron 1970 below, 46mm, 42g. Good very fine or better.

£28

France, National Education 1971, silver prize medal

France, National Education 1971, silver prize medal

5697

France, ‘Itinerary’ 1976, large heavy bronze medal, curious symbolic pattern, rev. aspirational legend, by Cagès, 100mm. Good very fine.

£15

France, ‘Itinerary’ 1976, large heavy bronze medal

France, ‘Itinerary’ 1976, large heavy bronze medal

6681

France, St Denis, large bronze medal 1976, statue of St Denis below town arms, buildings each side, rev. mother and child between modern buildings, twee quotation by Paul Eluard above right, engraved in exergue M. RAYMOND DELIQUET 17.12.1976, 72mm. Extremely fine.

£22

France, St Denis, large bronze medal 1976

France, St Denis, large bronze medal 1976

6162

France / USA, American Bicentenary and visit of President Giscard d’Estaing, large bronze ‘table’ medal, an 18th century naval ship in full sail approaching the 13 colonies, BICENTENAIRE DE L'INDEPENDANCE DES ETATS UNIS D'AMERIQUE around, 13 stars and dates 1776 1976,.rev. VISITE AUX ETATS UNIS D'AMERIQUE DE MONSIEUR VALERY GISCARD D'ESTAING PRESIDENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, map of the current USA, American eagle and Phrygian cap with oak and laurel sprigs below, date 17-22 MAI 1976, by C Lesot for the Monnaie de Paris, 80mm. Extremely fine.

£20

France / USA, American Bicentenary and visit of President Giscard d’Estaing, large bronze ‘table’ medal

France / USA, American Bicentenary and visit of President Giscard d’Estaing, large bronze ‘table’ medal

6166

France, Flanders, uniface bronze plaquette by Raymond Delamarre (awarded 1977), scenes celebrating the history of Flanders, rev. engraved PIE QUI CHANTE G.A. RENE TANGHE 1977, 52x90mm, in fitted case of issue. Extremely fine or nearly so. Notes: part of a series celebrating French regions by Delamarre. La Pie Qui Chante (‘the Singing Magpie’) is a confectionery company, currently owned by Cadbury.

£25

France, Flanders, uniface bronze plaquette by Raymond Delamarre

France, Flanders, uniface bronze plaquette by Raymond DelamarreFrance, Flanders, uniface bronze plaquette by Raymond Delamarre

5696

France, ‘Joy and Peace’ 1980, large heavy bronze medal, halves of sun and moon forming a face, QUE JOIE ET PAIX RAYONNENT SUR VOS JOURS ET VOS NUITS around (May joy and peace shine on your days and nights), rev. dove with spread wings forming a circle, signed PR, 100mm. Extremely fine.

£25

France, ‘Joy and Peace’ 1980, large heavy bronze medal

France, ‘Joy and Peace’ 1980, large heavy bronze medal

6594

France, Lyon, Chamber of Commerce 1982, silver medal by Oscar Roty, winged figure right, rev. classical female seated holding caduceus, view of Lyon beyond, 1982 on edge, 52mm, wt.74g. Extremely fine.

£45

France, Lyon, Chamber of Commerce 1982, silver medal by Oscar Roty

France, Lyon, Chamber of Commerce 1982, silver medal by Oscar Roty

5166

France, Carréga at the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) 1983, bronze medal,  geometric pattern, rev. CARRÉGA A LA MONNAIE DE PARIS AVRIL JUILLET 1983 (Carréga at the Paris Mint April July 1983), 76x76mm, very fine. Notes: Nichola Carréga (1914-1993), painter, sculptor and medallist. This medal was issued by the Paris Mint to coincide with a retrospective exhibition of Carrega’s work shown there in 1983.

£40

France, Carréga at the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) 1983, bronze medal

France, Carréga at the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) 1983, bronze medal

5370

Germany, Christening medal, silver, 18th century, a font, LAS DIES KIND AUF IMMER DEIN LAS ES EWIG SELIG SEIN around, rev. GEWEIHT ZUM CHRISTENTHUME IST DIESES KIND NUN GOTT GEWEIHT ERZIEH ES DIR ZUM RUHME UND VATEREINST ZUR HERRLICHKEIT, 31mm. Very fine.

£25

Germany, Christening medal, silver, 18th century

Germany, Christening medal, silver, 18th century

 

6154

Germany, Tambora famine 1817, silvered brass medal, mother with children, rev. scales and anchor, with foodstuff prices, 33mm. Very fine, scarce. Note: this recalls the famine caused by the 1815 eruption of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia. 1816 was known as the year without a summer, harvests failed and prices rose sharply. There was widespread famine in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

£35

Germany, Tambora famine 1817, silvered brass medal

Germany, Tambora famine 1817, silvered brass medal

5999

Germany, Cologne Cathedral, Building work resumed 1842, bronze-gilt medal by Kammerer, views of the cathedral each side, 50mm. Extremely fine

£22

Germany, Cologne Cathedral

Germany, Cologne Cathedral

5440

Germany, Cologne Cathedral, Building work resumed 1842, large white metal medal by J Wiener, views of the cathedral each side, 59mm, with crimson ribbon. Very fine.

£18

Germany, Cologne Cathedral, Building work resumed 1842, large white metal medal by J Wiener

Germany, Cologne Cathedral, Building work resumed 1842, large white metal medal by J Wiener

6157

Germany, Würzburg, Singing Festival 1844, white metal medal, female figure places laurel on altar GESANG! DIR SEY MEIN LORBEERZWEIG around (Singing, be thou my laurel branch), date in exergue, rev. legend in floral wreath, 31mm. Very fine.

£20

Germany, Würzburg, Singing Festival 1844, white metal medal

Germany, Würzburg, Singing Festival 1844, white metal medal

6973

Germany, Berlin Austellung Deutscher Gewerbserzeugnisse (German Commerce Exhibition) 1844, bronze medal by Lorenz (obverse) & Schilling (reverse), Germania seated with wreath and sword

Rev. a steamtrain locomotive crosses a viaduct, a wreath around with vignettes of industry, legend around VORWAERTS MIT DEUTSCHEM FLEISSE UND DEUTSCHER KRAFT (Forwards with German industry and German power), 45mm (Forrer III/471 & V/384). Extremely fine.

£50

Germany, Berlin Austellung Deutscher Gewerbserzeugnisse (German Commerce Exhibition) 1844, bronze medal by Lorenz (obverse) & Schilling (reverse

Germany, Berlin Austellung Deutscher Gewerbserzeugnisse (German Commerce Exhibition) 1844, bronze medal by Lorenz (obverse) & Schilling (reverse

6749

Germany, Leopold Friedrich of Anhalt, Dessau Horticultural Society, bronze prize medal circa 1845 by G Loos, bust of Leopold Friedrich left, rev. garden implemenns and potted plants, 42mm. Very fine, onetime cleaned.

£30

Germany, Leopold Friedrich of Anhalt, Dessau Horticultural Society, bronze prize medal by G Loos

Germany, Leopold Friedrich of Anhalt, Dessau Horticultural Society, bronze prize medal by G Loos

6970

Germany, Johannes Ronge 1845, bronze-gilt medal signed I.G./S.G., bust three-quarters facing left, rev. the tower of Babel, lighning to left, DEIN WORT EIN BLITZ EIN DONNERSCHALL BEWIRKET BABELS RIESENFALL around, 36mm. Very fine, rare.

£45

Germany, Johannes Ronge 1845, bronze-gilt medal

Germany, Johannes Ronge 1845, bronze-gilt medal

5371

Germany, Nuremberg reckoning counter, 19th century, bronze (silvered on one side), double-headed eagle and NURNBERGER SPIEL UND RECHENPFENNIG each side, 30mm. Good very fine.

£15

Germany, Nuremberg reckoning counter, 19th century

Germany, Nuremberg reckoning counter, 19th century

6158

Germany, Battle of Leipzig 1813, 50th Anniversary 1863, white metal medal, tree with flags and rifles at base, date 18 OKTOBER in exergue, rev. double-headed spread eagle, LAST FEST UNS STEHEN WENN DIE GEFAHR EINST DROHT on banner around, battle date below, 28mm, suspension loop. Good very fine.

£20

Germany, Battle of Leipzig 1813, 50th Anniversary 1863, white metal medal

Germany, Battle of Leipzig 1813, 50th Anniversary 1863, white metal medal

5372

Germany, Frankfurt-am-Main, Gymnastics Tournament 1880, white metal medal, Victory with attendant holds laurels aloft, rev. cross within oak wreath, 33mm, suspension loop and ribbon. Extremely fine.

£20

Germany, Frankfurt-am-Main, Gymnastics Tournament 1880, white metal medal

Germany, Frankfurt-am-Main, Gymnastics Tournament 1880, white metal medal

5439

Germany, Karl Arnold Kortum (1745-1824), centenary of his death 1924, bronze medal by A Vocke Cassel, bust of Kortum left, DER DICHTER DER JOBSIADE around (the poet of the Jobsiade), rev. scenes from the Jobsiade, 60mm, very fine. Notes: Carl Arnold Kortum (1745-1824), physician, writer and poet, published his epic poem Der Jobsiade in 1784, portraying the life of the fictional Hieronymus Jobs.

£25

Germany, Karl Arnold Kortum (1745-1824), centenary of his death 1924, bronze medal

Germany, Karl Arnold Kortum (1745-1824), centenary of his death 1924, bronze medal

6087

Germany, Great War, ‘Gold For Iron’, iron medal 1916, kneeling woman offering up jewellery, IN EISENER ZEIT above (‘In iron times’), 1916 in exergue, rev. GOLD GAB ICH ZUR WEHR EISEN, NAHM ICH ZUR HER ni 5 lines above oak sprigs (‘Gold I gave for defence, iron I took for honour’), 41mm by Kurt Hosaeus. Very fine.

£18

Germany, Great War, ‘Gold For Iron’, iron medal 1916

Germany, Great War, ‘Gold For Iron’, iron medal 1916

6090

Germany, Johann von Goethe (1749-1832), author and poet, Meissen porcelain medal circa 1930, bust three-quarters left, name around, rev. column entwined by serpent, crossed swords below, GENIO HUIUS LOCI WEIMAR around, 50mm. Very fine.

£22

Germany, Johann von Goethe (1749-1832), author and poet, Meissen porcelain medal

Germany, Johann von Goethe (1749-1832), author and poet, Meissen porcelain medal

6088

Germany, Johann von Goethe (1749-1832), author and poet, uniface bronze medal circa 1932 by Arnold Hartig, bust left, name and dates 1746-1832 around, 76mm. Very fine.

£38

Germany, Johann von Goethe (1749-1832), author and poet, uniface bronze medal

Germany, Johann von Goethe (1749-1832), author and poet, uniface bronze medal

6744

Germany, East Germany, Berlin, Treptower Park Soviet Soldier Second World War Memorial, rectangular medal circa 1985 or earlier, silver-coloured rectangular medal, uniface, view of the statue, 41x95mm, in fitted case of issue. Extremely fine. Note: the statue was erected in 1949 and depicts a Soviet soldier who rescued a German child from the ruins of a recently bombed building – completely atypical of the Soviet army in the Battle of Berlin, who are better remembered for mass atrocities against German women.  

£25

Germany, East Germany, Berlin, Treptower Park Soviet Soldier Second World War Memorial, rectangular medal

Germany, East Germany, Berlin, Treptower Park Soviet Soldier Second World War Memorial, rectangular medal

4116

India, British, silver Army of India Temperance medal circa 1890, The Second Beatty Star, seated lion with INDIA below at centre of star, rev. ARMY TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION around a sword with WATCH AND BE SOBER, 25mm (Puddester 950.23), with suspender and ribbon. Extremely fine.

£28

India, British, silver Army of India Temperance medal circa 1890, The Second Beatty Star

India, British, silver Army of India Temperance medal circa 1890, The Second Beatty Star

India, British, silver Army of India Temperance medal circa 1890, The Second Beatty Star

6000

India, British India, Army Temperance Association medal 1901, silver, crowned and veiled bust of Victoria left, laurels below, rev. ATA below crown, WATCH AND BE SOBER on banner, IN MEMORY OF QUEEN VICTORIA 1837-1901 around. Good fine, toned.

£10

India, British India, Army Temperance Association medal 1901, silver

India, British India, Army Temperance Association medal 1901, silver

5654

India, Kerala, Hindu & Buddhist medalet, brass (once silvered), dated BE 2465 (AD 1913), Hindu temple, rev. Buddhist symbols including a swastika, Malayalam legends each side, 23x31mm, suspension loop. Good very fine, interesting.

£18

India, Kerala, Hindu & Buddhist medalet, brass

India, Kerala, Hindu & Buddhist medalet, brass

4469

Isma’ili, Shah Karim al-Hussaini, Aga Khan IV (1957- ), silver medal, 1967, commemorating the 10th anniversary of his Imamat, barehead bust right, rev. regalia, 33mm, in Royal Mint case of issue, extremely fine, scarce. Notes: The current Aga Khan was born in 1936 and is the fourth Aga Khan and 49th Imam leader of the Isma’ili muslims.

£38

Isma’ili, Shah Karim al-Hussaini, Aga Khan IV (1957- ), silver medal

Isma’ili, Shah Karim al-Hussaini, Aga Khan IV (1957- ), silver medal

4654

Italy, Vatican, Paul V, Erection of column before Santa Maria Maggiore 1614, bronze medal by G A Moro, bust right, date below, rev. the column, 37mm (Lincoln 904). Fine.

£20

SOLD

Italy, Vatican, Paul V, Erection of column before Santa Maria Maggiore 1614, bronze medal

Italy, Vatican, Paul V, Erection of column before Santa Maria Maggiore 1614, bronze medal

6361

Italy, Vatican, Pius IX, Vatican Ecumenical Council 1869, white metal medal by Massonnet, bust of the Pope right, rev. Papal arms, 37mm

£40

Italy, Vatican, Pius IX, Vatican Ecumenical Council 1869, white metal medal

Italy, Vatican, Pius IX, Vatican Ecumenical Council 1869, white metal medal

6666

Italy, “La Fortuna di Saint-Vincent” 1980 by Stefano Johnson & Co., after Luciano Minguzzi, large silvered bronze medal, abstract figure of Fortune, rev. legend, 80mm. Good very fine. Note: Minguzzi (1911-2000), sculptor

£28

Italy, “La Fortuna di Saint-Vincent” 1980 by Stefano Johnson & Co., after Luciano Minguzzi, large silvered bronze medal

Italy, “La Fortuna di Saint-Vincent” 1980 by Stefano Johnson & Co., after Luciano Minguzzi, large silvered bronze medal

3322

Netherlands, Middelburg, Exhibition of Cookers, silver-gilt prize medal 1884 by Hart, crowned spread eagle, shield with tower on chest, date in field, rev. JOHN WRIGHT & Co engraved in field, oak and laurel wreath around, 46mm, extremely fine. Notes: Middelburg is an ancient historic town in the southwest Netherlands. John Wright & Company were a Birmingham manufacturer of cast iron gas stoves who exhibited widely by the standards of the time.

£40

Netherlands, Middelburg, Exhibition of Cookers, silver-gilt prize medal

Netherlands, Middelburg, Exhibition of Cookers, silver-gilt prize medal

6164

Netherlands, Centenary of the Royal Dutch Steamboat Company 1956, bronze medal, Amphitrite riding a hippocamp, dates 1856-1956 below, rev. merman and mermaid hold aloft Company arms, WIE ZEE HOUDT WINT DE REIS (Who loves the sea wins the journey), by Albert Termote, 65mm. Almost extremely fine. Note: The obverse is based on Termote’s fountain statue in Amsterdam which celebrates this centenary.

£35

Netherlands, Centenary of the Royal Dutch Steamboat Company 1956, bronze medal

Netherlands, Centenary of the Royal Dutch Steamboat Company 1956, bronze medal

6177

Portugal, Monument of the Discoveries & 11th International Hospitality Congress 1962, bronze medal by Topazio, view of the monument, rev. legend in laurel wreath, 55mm. Almost very fine. Notes: the monument to Portugal’s Age of Exploration was inaugurated in 1960.

£10

Portugal, Monument of the Discoveries & 11th International Hospitality Congress 1962, bronze medal

Portugal, Monument of the Discoveries & 11th International Hospitality Congress 1962, bronze medal

6544

Portugal, Anglo-Portuguese Alliance 1973, 600th Anniversary, large bronze medal by Vasco Berado, English and Portuguese knights on horseback right, rev. British and Portuguese flags each side of a sword, 90mm. Good extremely fine.

£45

Portugal, Anglo-Portuguese Alliance 1973, 600th  Anniversary, large bronze medal by Vasco Berado

Portugal, Anglo-Portuguese Alliance 1973, 600th  Anniversary, large bronze medal by Vasco Berado

6545

Portugal, Export Promotion Fund, London Delegation 1973, bronze medal, Union flag, DELEGACAO LONDRES 1973, rev. FUNDO DE FOMENTO DE EXPORTACAO, horizontal lines, edge numbered 65/300, 68mm. Rare.

£18

Portugal, Export Promotion Fund, London Delegation 1973, bronze medal

Portugal, Export Promotion Fund, London Delegation 1973, bronze medal

6192

Rhodesia, Elia Salzman Rhodesia Tobacco Science Institute, bronze prize medal 1963, legend around shield depicting cigarettes, tobacco leaf and other aspects of the industry, rev. tobacco plant with 1963 below, 63mm, in Royal Mint case of issue, good extremely fine, scarce

£22

Rhodesia, Elia Salzman Rhodesia Tobacco Science Institute, bronze prize medal

Rhodesia, Elia Salzman Rhodesia Tobacco Science Institute, bronze prize medal

Rhodesia, Elia Salzman Rhodesia Tobacco Science Institute, bronze prize medal 1963

5290

Sweden, Esias Tegner (poet), death 1846, bronze medal by C M Mellgren, bust right, rev. a young woman writes Frithiof on a tablet, sitting at his grave, VETAT MORI around, 41mm, very fine. Notes: Tegner (1782-1846) became one of Europe’s best known poets after the publication of the epic Frithjof’s Saga to which the tablet on the medal refers.

£32

Sweden, Esias Tegner (poet), death 1846, bronze medal

Sweden, Esias Tegner (poet), death 1846, bronze medal

6582

Switzerland, Lausanne Carabiniers, 75th Anniversary Shoot 1900, bronze medal, a group of carabineers facing, LIBERTE ET PATRIE above, rev. five cantonal shields above oak and laurel wreath, CARABINIERS DE LAVSANNE TIR DV 75. ANNIVERSAIRE 1825 – 1900 below, 50mm

£18

Switzerland, Lausanne Carabiniers, 75th Anniversary Shoot 1900, bronze medal

Switzerland, Lausanne Carabiniers, 75th Anniversary Shoot 1900, bronze medal

2552

Switzerland, Peace medal circa 1950 by Galtié, four hands hold seedlings, dove to left, GENEVE below, rev. dove holding sprig, four pairs of hands around, 67mm. Very fine.

£18

Switzerland, Peace medal circa 1950 by Galtié

Switzerland, Peace medal circa 1950 by Galtié

6839

Uruguay, Montevideo, First Electric Tramway inaugurated 1906, bronze medal by C Veronesi, tram passes through an archway observed by resting worker and woman holding laurels, rev. legend on cartouch, laurels to right, 45mm. Good fine.

£12

Uruguay, Montevideo, First Electric Tramway inaugurated 1906, bronze medal

Uruguay, Montevideo, First Electric Tramway inaugurated 1906, bronze medal

5176

USA, James Oliver, ‘Chilled Plow’ advertising watch fob, steel, by Whitehead & Hoag circa 1900, bust facing of James Oliver, rev. horseshoe and plough, OLIVER GAVE TO THE WORLD THE CHILLED PLOW above and below, 39x39mm approx., good very fine; Notes: James Oliver (1823-1908) was born in humble circumstances in Scotland. Over a number of years he and members of his family emigrated to the USA. Eventually he settled in Indiana establishing a large engineering works and inventing the best-selling ‘chilled plow’. scarce

£22

RESERVED

USA, James Oliver, ‘Chilled Plow’ advertising watch fob, steel, by Whitehead & Hoag circa 1900

USA, James Oliver, ‘Chilled Plow’ advertising watch fob, steel, by Whitehead & Hoag circa 1900

6652

USA, Chicago, Greenbaum Sons Investment Company, advertising medalet 1928, bronze-gilt by Whitehead Hoag Co., Aeroplane over Chicago and aerial beacon, THE SPIRIT OF AVIATION 1928 below, rev. CHICAGO CENTRAL AERIAL BEACON ROANOKE TOWER LA SALLE & MADISON STS, &c in 9 lines, 32x38mm. Extremely fine.

£15

USA, Chicago, Greenbaum Sons Investment Company, advertising medalet 1928, bronze-gilt

USA, Chicago, Greenbaum Sons Investment Company, advertising medalet 1928, bronze-gilt

6651

USA, New Jersey, Newark, Firemen’s Insurance Company, Centenary 1955, bronze medal, 76mm. Very fine, dappled reverse, obverse edge bruise at 11 o’clock.

£22

USA, New Jersey, Newark, Firemen’s Insurance Company, Centenary 1955, bronze medal

USA, New Jersey, Newark, Firemen’s Insurance Company, Centenary 1955, bronze medal

6649

USA, Michigan, The City of Detroit, bronze medal (1963) by the Medallic Art Company of New York after Marshall Fredericks,  two robed women standing, rev. 'the Spirit of Chicago’ sitting cross-legged holding sun and Fame, PRESENTED BY MAYOR JEROME P CAVANAGH below, 64mm. About extremely fine.

£45

USA, Michigan, The City of Detroit, bronze medal (1963) by the Medallic Art Company of New York after Marshall Fredericks

USA, Michigan, The City of Detroit, bronze medal (1963) by the Medallic Art Company of New York after Marshall Fredericks

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS MEDALS

 

6359

European cast bronze portrait medal, 18th/19th century, bust of a man right, 46x57mm, traces of written paper label to reverse, Very fine.

£22

European cast bronze portrait medal, 18th/19th century

 

6360

European cast bronze portrait medal, probably French, 18th/19th century, bust of a long-haired man left, 47x59mm, traces of 19th century printed label to reverse. Good very fine.

£22

European cast bronze portrait medal, probably French, 18th/19th century

 

 

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