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Ref: 6468

Belgium, Antwerp Chamber of Commerce, Celebration of Belgium’s Acquisition of the Belgian Congo from Leopold II, bronze medal 1909 by J Baetes, 60mm, rare

 

 

Obv: bust of King Leopold II left

 

Rev: legend LA CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE D’ANVERS CÉLÈBRE L’ANNEXATION DU CONGO A LA BELGIQUE 1909 in 8 lines within palm and laurel wreath, crossed elephant tusks below

 

Diameter: 60mm; Condition: Good very fine

 

Reference: -

 

Notes: From 1885 Leopold II had ruled Congo in a private capacity with appalling cruelty. He was made a financial offer by the Belgian government for the territory which he accepted in 1908. He died the following year.

 

Price £75

Belgium, Antwerp Chamber of Commerce, Celebration of Belgium’s Acquisition of the Belgian Congo from Leopold II, bronze medal 1909
Belgium, Antwerp Chamber of Commerce, Celebration of Belgium’s Acquisition of the Belgian Congo from Leopold II, bronze medal 1909

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