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Please note: the illustrations make the medals appear to be roughly the same size, so special attention should be paid to the diameter mentioned (in millimetres) in the description. Unlike the other medals pages, there is no facility to click on the stock number to view a page dedicated to an individual medal.

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.

£50

Cumberland, Moresby Mining token, John Brougham circa 1730

Cumberland, Moresby Mining token, John Brougham circa 1730

5340

Henry II, Dassier’s medal, bronze, from his series of English sovereigns (1731), helmeted and cuirassed bust right, rev. tomb with trophies, 41mm (MI i p.3; E 5). Very fine.

£30

Henry II, Dassier’s medal

Henry II, Dassier’s medal

 

6200

Nelson, Battle of Copenhagen 1801, silver medalet issued circa 1805-1810, bust of Nelson left, rev. legend in 6 lines (BHM 511), 20mm. Good very fine, scarce.

£50

Nelson, Battle of Copenhagen 1801, silver medalet

Nelson, Battle of Copenhagen 1801, silver medalet

5481

London, Covent Garden Theatre, Old Price medal 1809, silvered brass, bust of Kemble left wearing a fool’s cap, OH MY HEAD AITCHES above, OBSTINACY below, rev. O.P. (Old Price) in field, JOHN BULL’S JUBILEE, CLIFFORD FOR EVER around, 25mm. Good very fine or better. Note: the raising of prices by theatre actor-manager John Kemble caused three months of rioting at the end of 1809.

£40

London, Covent Garden Theatre, Old Price medal 1809, silvered brass

London, Covent Garden Theatre, Old Price medal 1809, silvered brass

5986

Napoleonic Wars, Peace of Paris 1814, brass medalet by T Kettle, woman holding laurels empties cornucopiae on quayside, ships beyond, rev. legend, 25mm (BHM 807). Very fine, pierced.

£10

Napoleonic Wars, Peace of Paris 1814, brass medal

Napoleonic Wars, Peace of Paris 1814, brass medal

6370

Princess Charlotte, death 1817, bronze medal by T Halliday, bust right, rev. biographical details in medallions around funerary urn, 38mm (BHM 949). Very fine. Notes: only legitimate child of George IV.

£35

Princess Charlotte, death 1817, bronze medal

Princess Charlotte, death 1817, 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.

£50

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

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

4823

Lancashire, Pendleton, George IV Coronation Medal 1821, white metal, by T Wells, laureate bust right, rev. legend around GIVEN BY THE TOWNSHIP OF PENDLETON TO COMMEMORATE (in field) HIS MAJESTY’S CORONATION JULY 19TH 1821, crown above, within laurel wreath, 46mm (BHM 1097, listed in bronze only). About very fine, scarce.

£40

Lancashire, Pendleton, George IV Coronation Medal 1821

Lancashire, Pendleton, George IV Coronation Medal 1821

6285

Wiltshire, Friendly Society established 1828, bronze medal, bust of Thomas Southeron Estcourt in high relief right, rev. WILTS FRIENDLY SOCITY FOUNDED 1828, 44mm. Very fine or better.Note: Southeron Estcourt was briefly Home Secretary and was a Wiltshire MP  between 1829-1865.

£35

Wiltshire, Friendly Society established 1828, bronze medal

Wiltshire, Friendly Society established 1828, bronze medal

6339

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

£35

George IV, Patron of the Arts, bronze medal

George IV, Patron of the Arts, bronze medal

6170

George IV, death 1830, white metal medal, laureate bust right, rev. Britannia and British lion mourn by tomb, 44mm (BHM 1392). Good very fine, traces of original brilliance.

£35

George IV, death 1830, white metal medal

George IV, death 1830, white metal medal

5436

William IV, Coronation 1831, white metal medal, barehead bust right of William IV, rev. William IV and Adelaide enthroned, crowned by Britannia, 46mm (BHM 1500; E-). Very fine, rare.

£35

SOLD

William IV, Coronation 1831, white metal medal

William IV, Coronation 1831, white metal medal

6310

Myles Coverdale, First English Bible tercentenary 1835, bronze medal, Coverdale sitting at a table indicating an open Bible, rev. a closed and locked Bible, GREAT BRITAIN UNDER THE DOMINION OF THE CHURCH OF ROME, legends around, 38mm (BHM 1692; MI I 38/28). Good extremely fine.

£45

Myles Coverdale, First English Bible tercentenary 1835, bronze medal

Myles Coverdale, First English Bible tercentenary 1835, bronze 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.

£40

London Missionary Society, Jubilee 1844, white metal medal

London Missionary Society, Jubilee 1844, white metal medal

5596

Medicine, London, St Thomas’s Hospital, William Cheselden, The Cheselden Prize Medal circa 1845, bronze, by W Wyon, a lead-filled cliché of the obverse design with suspension loop, 77mm

(cf.BHM 1339; E 638; Storer 618), suitable for display on a GP’s/MD’s or surgeon’s surgery wall. Very fine.

£40

Medicine, London, St Thomas’s Hospital, William Cheselden, The Cheselden Prize 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.

£40

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

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

4664

William Shakespeare, Memorial Medal 1847, white metal by Allen & Moore, bust left, rev. view of his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, 39mm (BHM 2297). Very fine.

£40

William Shakespeare, Memorial Medal 1847

William Shakespeare, Memorial Medal 1847

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

£45

Lord Bentinck, death 1848, bronze medal

Lord Bentinck, death 1848, bronze medal

5398

Birmingham & Midland Counties Exhibition established 1849, agricultural silver prize medal awarded 1851, farmyard ducks and poultry, rev. engraved ‘To Mr Edw Glover for the best 6 game chickens 1851’, 41mm, with suspension loop.  Very fine, obverse better, originally glazed and frosted (now lacking glass to reverse, with consequent loss of frosting).

£35

Birmingham & Midland Counties Exhibition established 1849, agricultural silver prize medal

Birmingham & Midland Counties Exhibition established 1849, agricultural silver 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.

£45

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

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

6284

Birmingham, National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, Inaugurated 1857, bronze medal by Joseph Moore, bust of Lord Brougham right, rev. legend in 22 lines, 55mm (BHM 2602). Good very fine. Brougham was, among many things, defender of Queen Caroline at her 1820 trial and a slavery abolitionist. He had a carriage named after him.

£45

Birmingham, National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, Inaugurated 1857, bronze medal

Birmingham, National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, Inaugurated 1857, bronze medal

6289

Leeds, Local Industry Exhibition 1858, bronze medal by Joseph Moore, Industry seated right, cornucopiae behind, rev. kist of committee members withinbeaded circle, VISITED BY H.R.H. THE PRINCE CONSORT SEPTR THE 7TH 1858 around, 45mm (BHM 2640). Almost extremely fine. Note: one of the names on the reverse is ‘S Birchall’, presumably a grandson of the well-known numismatist and token-issuer Samuel Birchall (1761-1814)

£45

SOLD

Leeds, Local Industry Exhibition 1858, bronze medal

Leeds, Local Industry Exhibition 1858, bronze medal

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.

£45

Sheffield, Sunday School Union Jubilee 1862, bronze medal

Sheffield, Sunday School Union Jubilee 1862, bronze medal

6292

London, Kensington International Exhibition 1862, bronze medal by Pinches, view of Exhibition building, rev. Britannia and Comerce sitting on a quayside holding flags, 42mm (BHM 2739; Allen SK-B200; Taylor 182p). Scarce. Extremely fine.

£45

SOLD

London, Kensington International Exhibition 1862, bronze medal

London, Kensington International Exhibition 1862, bronze medal

5432

Lancashire, Preston Arts & Industry Exhibition 1865, white metal medal by Joseph Moore, shield of arms with date, rev. symbols of art and industry around Lamb of God, with laurels, 45mm (DW 94/364). Very fine, scarce.

£30

Lancashire, Preston Arts & Industry Exhibition 1865, white metal medal

Lancashire, Preston Arts & Industry Exhibition 1865, white metal medal

6282

Sunday Schools Centenary 1880, Church of England Sunday School Institute Founded 1843, bronze medal by JA & AB Wyon, veiled bust of Victoria left, rev. open Bible within laurel wreath, 51mm (BHM 3085; E 1669). Good very fine, very rare

£50

Sunday Schools Centenary 1880, Church of England Sunday School Institute Founded 1843, bronze medal

Sunday Schools Centenary 1880, Church of England Sunday School Institute Founded 1843, bronze medal

4766

Sussex, Brighton, Mahomed’s Gymnasium, bronze medal circa 1880, MAHOMED’S GYMNASIUM around wreath, rev. laurel wreath around field for inscription, 51mm. About extremely fine, interesting.

Note: Frederick Mohamed opened the gym in 1864. He was a grandson of Sake Mohamed, an Indian who opened the United Kingdom’s first curry house.

£40

Sussex, Brighton, Mahomed’s Gymnasium, bronze medal circa 1880

Sussex, Brighton, Mahomed’s Gymnasium, bronze medal circa 1880

5428

Temperance, Band of Hope, white metal medal circa 1880, clasped hands above open Bible with WINE IS A MOCKER STRONG DRINK IS RACING, wreath around, rev. I PROMISE TO ABSTAIN FROM ALL INTOXICATING DRINKS AS BEVERAGES on shield, BAND OF HOPE PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE around, 38mm (Crummett BH3). Good very fine.

£10

Temperance, Band of Hope, white metal medal circa 1880

Temperance, Band of Hope, white metal medal circa 1880

5430

Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, Henry Bolckow (Middlesbrough’s first Member of Parliament), statue unveiled and town’s jubilee 1881, white metal medal by Kirkwood,  statue, rev. shield of arms, 45mm (BHM 3106). Good very fine, rare.

£25

SOLD

Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, Henry Bolckow medal

Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, Henry Bolckow medal

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

£30

Sussex, Brighton Grammar School, Good Conduct Medal

Sussex, Brighton Grammar School, Good Conduct Medal

5355

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

£35

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary 1886, bronze medal

Yorkshire, Ripon Millenary 1886, bronze medal

5422

Cambridge University, bronze prize medal of the CUSC (University Sports Club?), by Munsey and Peters, University arms, rev. CUSC and Latin motto within laurel wreath, edge engraved 1886 100 YDS RACE 2ND H.H.WILFORD JESUS COLL., 51mm. Very fine. Note: The Rev. Herbert Hignett Wilford (1864-1937), a keen cricketer, played with the famous W G Grace. He was a longtime rector of Welney, Cambridgeshire.

£45

Cambridge University medal to Herbert Hignett Wilford

Cambridge University medal to Herbert Hignett Wilford

6311

Baptist Mission Centenary 1892, bronze medal, portraits in medallions of Carey, Fuller, Pearce, Sutcliff, Ryland, rev. view of a house in Kettering (Northamptonshire), CENTENARY OF BAPTIST MISSIONS 1892 above, in exergue THE HOUSE AT KETTERING IN WHICH THE BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY WAS FORMED OCTOBER 2ND 1792, 45mm (BHM 3434). Good very fine, rare.

£45

Baptist Mission Centenary  1892, bronze medal

Baptist Mission Centenary  1892, bronze medal

5337

Baptist Mission Centenary 1892, white metal medal, view of a house in Kettering (Northamptonshire), in exergue THE HOUSE AT KETTERING IN WHICH THE BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY WAS FORMED OCT 2ND 1792, rev. scenes in medallions representing Africa, China, West Indies, India, names Carey, Fuller, Marshman, Ward around, Bible at centre, 45mm (cf. BHM 3434, not listed in white metal). Good extremely fine, a couple of corrosion spots, with later navy blue and crimson ribbon.

£18

Baptist Mission Centenary 1892, white metal medal

Baptist Mission Centenary 1892, white metal medal

 

5984

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

£15

Lancashire, Rochdale Globe Works, bronze ticket

Lancashire, Rochdale Globe Works, bronze ticket

6171

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, small official silver medal by G W de Saulles, 26mm (BHM 3506; E 1817). Good very fine or better, dark tone, with original Royal Mint envelope of issue with name of original donor penciled inside flap.

SOLD

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, small official silver medal

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, small official silver medalVictoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, small official silver medal

6160

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, large official bronze medal by G W de Saulles, 56mm (BHM 3506; E 1817). Good very fine or better.

SOLD

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, large official bronze medal

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, large official bronze medal

6161

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, large official bronze medal by G W de Saulles, 56mm (BHM 3506; E 1817). Good very fine or better, of good colour.

SOLD

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, large official bronze medal

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, large official bronze medal

5453

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

£20

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, brass cruciform medal

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, brass cruciform medal

5454

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

£25

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, brass cruciform medal

Victoria, Diamond Jubilee 1897, brass cruciform medal

6301

Church Missionary Society Centenary 1899, bronze medal by A Wyon, 38mm. Good very fine. Note: for a rare example in silver see Item 6300 in the main British Medals section.

£45

Church Missionary Society Centenary 1899, bronze medal

Church Missionary Society Centenary 1899, bronze medal

6244

Victoria to Prince Edward, complete set of four bronze card counters circa 1900, plus additional counter for Prince Edward, the set comprising Queen Victoria, Albert Edward Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), George Frederick Duke of York (later George V) and Prince Edward of York (later Edward VIII). Extremely fine with some original brilliance. (5)

£45

SOLD

Victoria to Prince Edward, complete set of four bronze card counters circa 1900

Victoria to Prince Edward, complete set of four bronze card counters circa 1900

6248

Edward VII, Accession 1901, Royal Engineers Balloon School medal, bronze, conjoined busts of Edward VII and Alexandra left, rev. an air balloon over a town, 32mm (BHM 3697; WE 4920-2). Good very fine, reverse better, scarce.

£25

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Edward VII, Accession 1901, Royal Engineers Balloon School medal, bronze

Edward VII, Accession 1901, Royal Engineers Balloon School medal, bronze

5408

Sussex, Brighton Grammar School, Punctuality Medal (awarded 1903), bronze, head of Athena above school arms, EST 1859 in field, BRIGHTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL BUCKINGHAM ROAD around, rev. engraved ‘E Brown PUNCTUALITY Midsummer 1903’ within wreath, 51mm. Very fine, severe digs to reverse field.

£18

Preston (Lancashire), The Earl of Derby, Guild Mayor &  The Countess of Derby, bronze medal 1902

Preston (Lancashire), The Earl of Derby, Guild Mayor &  The Countess of Derby, bronze medal 1902

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.

£22

Worcestershire, Bromsgrove School, bronze prize medal awarded 1905

Worcestershire, Bromsgrove School, bronze prize medal awarded 1905

 

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.

£18

Bristol, School Regular Attendance & Satisfactory Conduct Medal, bronze circa 1910

Bristol, School Regular Attendance & Satisfactory Conduct Medal, bronze circa 1910

6286

Sir Isaac Pitman, Pitman’s Metropolitan Schools, bronze prize medal by Allan Wyon,  medal awarded (on edge) to Helen Carlin 1911, bust of Pitman left, rev. legend with laurel and palm wreath, 41mm. Extremely fine. Note: Pitman invented the shorthand which bears his name.

£18

Sir Isaac Pitman, Pitman’s Metropolitan Schools, bronze prize medal

Sir Isaac Pitman, Pitman’s Metropolitan Schools, bronze prize medal

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.

£20

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

 

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

 

 

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.

£45

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

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

6319

Great War, British ‘Lusitania’ Medal 1915, iron medal after Karl Goetz, Death sells tickets to board the Lusitania, rev. the ship sinking (BHM 4118; E 1941Ab). Extremely fine for issue.

£35

Great War, British ‘Lusitania’ Medal 1915

Great War, British ‘Lusitania’ Medal 1915

5981

Liverpool, Education Committee, School Attendance Medal (awarded 1921), bronze-gilt, Three Years’ Regular Attendance & Good Conduct, names to Jean Perston of St Mary’s, Liverpool arms, rev. legend within laurel wreath, 45mm, with suspender and blue ribbon (Dry 1230). Good very fine or better.

£10

Liverpool, Education Committee, School Attendance Medal (awarded 1921), bronze-gilt

Liverpool, Education Committee, School Attendance Medal (awarded 1921), bronze-gilt

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.

£20

Sandhurst, Royal Military Collage, bronze sports prize medal

Sandhurst, Royal Military Collage, bronze sports prize medal

6178

London, Wembley, British Empire Exhibition 1924, bronze medal by Bertram Mackennal & Percy Metcalfe, crowned and ermined bust of George V left, rev. lion stature at the entrance to Wembley stadium, 51mm (BHM 4193; E 1987). Very fine but rim dings.

£30

London, Wembley, British Empire Exhibition 1924, bronze medal

London, Wembley, British Empire Exhibition 1924, bronze medal

5361

Liverpool, Collegiate School, bronze prize medal circa 1930, liverbird within wreath, rev. laurel wreath with space for engraving, 26mm, with suspension loop. Extremely fine.

£5

Liverpool, Collegiate School, bronze prize medal

Liverpool, Collegiate School, bronze prize medal circa 1930

6193

Clifton College, Bristol, bronze prize medal circa 1930, by Pinches, the Discobulus with Greek legend around, rev. arms and motto of Clifton College, 44mm (Pinches p.32), in Pinches  case of issue. Extremely fine. Note: The Discobulus is a famous statue of a discus thrower, attributed to Myron. Clifton is a boys public school. Scarce.

£45

Clifton College, Bristol, bronze prize medal circa 1930

Clifton College, Bristol, bronze prize medal circa 1930Clifton College, Bristol, bronze prize medal circa 1930

5362

British Roller Canary Club, bronze prize medal circa 1930, canary bird singing on a perch, rev. oak wreath around a space for engraving, 31mm. Good very fine.

£10

British Roller Canary Club, bronze prize medal

British Roller Canary Club, bronze prize medal

6186

The Falkland Islands, Centenary of British sovereignty 1933, tombac medal by B Mackennal for the Royal Mint, crowned draped bust of George V left, rev: Island shield of a seal and sailing ship, with motto DESIRE THE RIGHT, legend FALKLAND ISLANDS CENTENARY 1833-1933 around, The Falkland Islands, Centenary of British sovereignty 1933, tombac medal by Bertram Mackennal for the Royal Mint, crowned draped bust of George V left, rev: Island shield of a seal and sailing ship, with motto DESIRE THE RIGHT, legend FALKLAND ISLANDS CENTENARY 1833-1933 around, 37mm (BHM 4241; E 2023A). Very fine. Notes: Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands had been disputed between Spain, Britain and Argentina for well over a century before Britain staked a definitive claim on New Year's Day 1833. On 1st April 1982 the fascist dictatorship of Argentina's General Galtieri invaded the Falklands, partly to divert domestic unrest through a populist gesture. In a bold move, British Premier Margaret Thatcher sent a Task Force to the South Atlantic, and the British armed services forced an Argentine surrender on 14th June after six weeks of intense combat.

£25

The Falkland Islands, Centenary of British sovereignty 1933, tombac medal

The Falkland Islands, Centenary of British sovereignty 1933, tombac medal

6196

George V & Queen Mary, Silver Jubilee 1935, official silver medal by Percy Metcalfe, conjoined busts left, rev. Windsor Castle Round Tower, 32mm, 15.6g (BHM 4249; E 2029), in box of issue. Extremely fine, some iridescent steel-blue toning, mild uneven toning to reverse.

£22

George V & Queen Mary, Silver Jubilee 1935, official silver medal

George V & Queen Mary, Silver Jubilee 1935, official silver medalGeorge V & Queen Mary, Silver Jubilee 1935, official silver 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

6197

George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Coronation 1937, the official issue medal, small size bronze-gilt, by Percy Metcalf, crowned bust of George VI left, rev. crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth left, 32mm, 15.6g (BHM 4314; E 2046), in box of issue. Good extremely fine.

£25

George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Coronation 1937, the official issue medal

George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Coronation 1937, the official issue medalGeorge VI & Queen Elizabeth, Coronation 1937, the official issue medal

6172

George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Coronation 1937, the official issue medal, small size bronze-gilt, by Percy Metcalf, crowned bust of George VI left, rev. crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth left, 32mm (BHM 4314; E 2046). Good extremely fine.

SOLD

George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Coronation 1937, the official issue medal

George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Coronation 1937, the official issue 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).

£45

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

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

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

4268

Battle of Trafalgar, 150th Anniversary 1955, bronze medal by Paul Vincze, bust of Lord Nelson left, dates 1758 and 1805 each side, ENGLAND EVER SALUTES HIS MEMORY below, rev. Neptune arises from the sea clutching laurels, HMS Victory in the background, 58mm (BHM 4464; E 2095). About extremely fine. Trafalgar was one of Great Britain’s finest victories, and The Immortal Memory of Horatio Nelson is toasted even now on 21st October by those of a historical bent.

SOLD

Battle of Trafalgar, 150th Anniversary 1955, bronze medal by Paul Vincze

Battle of Trafalgar, 150th Anniversary 1955, bronze medal by Paul Vincze

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.

£30

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

William Shakespeare, 400th Anniversary of Birth 1564-1964, bronze medalWilliam Shakespeare, 400th Anniversary of Birth 1564-1964, bronze medal

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.

£20

Peace in Europe, 25th Anniversary 1970, bronze medal

Peace in Europe, 25th Anniversary 1970, Churchill bronze medal

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.

£20

Peace in Europe, 25th Anniversary 1970, Churchill bronze medal

Peace in Europe, 25th Anniversary 1970, Churchill bronze medal

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

5506

Great Britain/ USA, Elizabeth II visit to USA for American Bicentenary 1976, proof sterling silver medal, bust of Queen Elizabeth II almost facing, rose, thistle and shamrock in right field, QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND around, rev. the Philadelphia ‘Liberty Bell’, UNITED STATES BICENTENNIAL VISIT JULY 1976 around, 55mm, wt.52g. Almost as issued, reflective fields.

£50

Great Britain/ USA, Elizabeth II visit to USA for American Bicentenary 1976, proof sterling silver medal

Great Britain/ USA, Elizabeth II visit to USA for American Bicentenary 1976, proof sterling silver medal

5416

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

£8

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

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.

£45

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.

£35

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

London to Bristol Intercity Railway, 150th Anniversary 1991, bronze-gilt medalLondon 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.

£40

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

6262

George Granville Leveson Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland, bronze medal by W Bain, bust left, rev. G.G. LEVESON GOWER. SUTHERLANDIAE DUX ET COMES. MDCCCXI in four lines, 50mm (BHM 1963; E -; C-P 123/74). Good very fine, scarce. Husband of Harriet (see previous medal)

£45

SOLD

George Granville Leveson Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland, bronze medal

George Granville Leveson Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland, bronze medal

5670

Edinburgh University, Maclaurin prize medal, white metal by C F Carter circa 1860, bust of Colin Maclaurin in high relief, rev. legend around laurel wreath, 45mm (C-P 134/6). Good very fine.

£20

Edinburgh University, Maclaurin prize medal, white metal

Edinburgh University, Maclaurin prize medal, white metal

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

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

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

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

Scottish Industrial Musical Association, silver and blue enamel medal

Scottish Industrial Musical Association, silver and blue enamel 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.

£10

British army or Northern Ireland police, sports prize medal

British army or Northern Ireland police, sports prize medal

 

 

 

WALES

6210

Cowbridge Eisteddfod 1873, white metal medal, Eisteddfod mlynyddol Pontfaen in coelbren y beirdd script at top (Cowbridge annual eisteddfod), cow over bridge within wreath, date below

Rev: J.W.N.CARNE ESQR.D.C.S. ST DONATTS CASTLE around, PRESIDENT/ Two shields/ THE FIRST GRAND ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD HELD AT COWBRIDGE/ ON THURSDAY AUG 14 1873/ EBENEZER DAVIS/ HONY SECT in nine lines, 36mm. Very fine. Provenance: A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd 1995

£15

Cowbridge Eisteddfod 1873, white metal medal

Cowbridge Eisteddfod 1873, white metal medal

6213

Pwllheli National Eisteddfod 1875, silver prize medal, Wyvern standing left, Y DDRAIG GOCH A DDYRY GYCHWYN around, rev. sign of the Gorsedd above space for award inscription and date 1875 below, EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL PWLLHELI around, 30mm (Peate 138), suspension loop. Good very fine, scarce.

£45

Pwllheli National Eisteddfod 1875, silver prize medal

Pwllheli National Eisteddfod 1875, silver prize medal

6221

Caernarfon, National Eisteddfod, silver medal by Joseph Moore, view of Caernarfon Castle from the sea, rev. laurel wreath, 51mm (Peate 140-141). Good very fine, with pinback to reverse and loop for wallmount display.

£50

Caernarfon, National Eisteddfod, silver medal by Joseph Moore

Caernarfon, National Eisteddfod, silver medal by Joseph Moore

6218

Cardiff, Cardiff Cymmrodorion Eisteddfod 1886, white metal medal, arms of Glamorgan, name of city in Welsh below, EISTEDDFOD CYMMRODORION CAERDYDD around, date below, rev. laurel and palm sprigs, 45mm (Peate 155). Good very fine, scarce.

£35

Cardiff, Cardiff Cymmrodorion Eisteddfod 1886, white metal medal

Cardiff, Cardiff Cymmrodorion Eisteddfod 1886, white metal medal

6207

Denbighshire, Wrexham National Eisteddfod 1888, brass medal by D D Pierce (Wrexham), all-seeing eye and sign of the Gorsedd above Welsh royal arms, oak and mistletoe sprigs, ‘traditional’ mottoes A LADDO A LLEDIR, Y GWIR YN ERBYN Y BYD, GOREU ARF ARF DYSG, rev. legend in 13 lines, crossed leeks below, 41x52mm, suspension loop. Very fine.

£35

Denbighshire, Wrexham National Eisteddfod 1888, brass medal

Denbighshire, Wrexham National Eisteddfod 1888, brass medal

6211

Rhyl National Eisteddfod 1892, white metal medal,  EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL Y CYMRU around, RHYL MEDI (September)6.7.8.9 1892 in field

Rev: ROYAL NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD SEPT 6,7,8,9TH 1892 around, PROCLAMATION AUG 4TH 1891 in field, 34mm. Very fine.

£12

Rhyl National Eisteddfod 1892, white metal meda

Rhyl National Eisteddfod 1892, white metal meda

6220

Mountain Ash Royal National Eisteddfod 1905, white metal medal, Dragon standing left, Y DDRAIG GOCH A DDYRY GYCHWYN around, leek border surrounding, rev: IN COMMEMORATION OF ROYAL NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD 1905 around, HELD/ AT/ MOUNTAIN ASH/ AUGUST/7.8.9.10 in field in 5 lines, 32mm. About fine.

£5

Mountain Ash Royal National Eisteddfod 1905, white metal medal

Mountain Ash Royal National Eisteddfod 1905, white metal medal

6208

Swansea Eisteddfod 1907, silver prize medal, ABERTAWE EISTEDDFOD FRENHEINOL GENEDLAETHOL CYMRU around spread eagle with the arms of Swansea on breast, rev: AM WAITH CELF (For Craft Work) within oak leaf, 31mm. Extremely fine.

£35

Swansea Eisteddfod 1907, silver prize medal

Swansea Eisteddfod 1907, silver prize medal

6209

Monmouthshire, Newbridge, Eisteddfod silver prize medal awarded to “Mr Tavalaw” 18th September 1907, by the Proprietors of the “People’s Friend”, Welsh woman in traditional costume plays harp, rev. legend in 9 lines, 38mm, with suspension loop. Provenance: James Spencer collection (10th July 2007, lot 207). Very fine, scarce.

£40

Monmouthshire, Newbridge, Eisteddfod silver prize medal

Monmouthshire, Newbridge, Eisteddfod silver prize medal

5655

Montgomeryshire, School Attendance Medal, silver, for 2 Years Attendance (hallmarked 1909), Arms of Powys on shield with motto POWYS PARADWYS CYMRU, rev. legends, 26mm, suspension loop (Dry 1380). Very fine.

£18

Montgomeryshire, School Attendance Medal, silver, for 2 Years Attendance (hallmarked 1909

Montgomeryshire, School Attendance Medal, silver, for 2 Years Attendance (hallmarked 1909

6214

Ffestiniog Eisteddfod 1936, Urdd badge, with yellow enamel bar, brass uniface by Fattorini, 37mm approx at widest point. Extremely fine.

£8

Ffestiniog Eisteddfod 1936, Urdd badge

6215

Aberystwyth Eisteddfod 1938, Urdd badge, with red enamel bar, brass uniface by Fattorini, 37mm approx at widest point. Extremely fine.

£8

Aberystwyth Eisteddfod 1938, Urdd badge

4733

Prince Charles, Investiture as Prince of Wales 1969, silver medal by Michael Rizello, bust right, ARWISGIAD CHARLES TYWYSOG CYMRU 1969 around, rev. Welsh dragon left, Y DDRAIG GOCH DDYRY CYCHWYN around, 45mm, in Royal Mint case of issue. Extremely fine.

£35

Prince Charles, Investiture as Prince of Wales 1969, silver medal

Prince Charles, Investiture as Prince of Wales 1969, silver medal

5991

Conwy Borough Council, Elizabeth II, Golden Jubilee 2002, gilded cupro-nickel medal, 32mm. Good very fine or better, minor marks.

£5

Conwy Borough Council, Elizabeth II, Golden Jubilee 2002, gilded cupro-nickel medal

Conwy Borough Council, Elizabeth II, Golden Jubilee 2002, gilded cupro-nickel medal

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

Guernsey, Prince Albert memorial medal 1863

 

 

FOREIGN MEDALS

5566

Belgian Congo, Jules Renkin, Prime Minister of the colonies, Visit to the Congo 1909, by J Jourdain, bust left, rev. view of steamship and legend including HOMMAGE DE SIR ALFRED L JONES KCMG PRESIDENT DE LA CTE BELGE-MARITIME DU CONGO,  60mm. Very fine. Note: Sir Alfred Lewis Jones (1845-1909), “The Uncrowned King of West Africa" (WJ Steed), shipping owner.

£35

Belgian Congo, Jules Renkin, Prime Minister of the colonies, Visit to the Congo 1909

Belgian Congo, Jules Renkin, Prime Minister of the colonies, Visit to the Congo 1909

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, Congress medal 1935

Belgium, Great War, Allied Veterans Federation, Congress medal 1935

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

2649

France, Monneron Freres, bronze 5-Sols 1792, soldiers swear allegiance to the constitution, date 14 juillet 1790 in exergue, rev. legends, 40mm (Hennin 431; KM Tn 34). Very fine.

£40

France, Monneron Freres, bronze 5-Sols 1792

France, Monneron Freres, bronze 5-Sols 1792

5612

France, Monneron Freres, bronze 5-Sols 1792, soldiers swear allegiance to the constitution, date 14 juillet 1790 in exergue, rev. legends, 40mm (Hennin 431; KM Tn 34). Very fine or better.

£45

France, Monneron Freres, bronze 5-Sols 1792

France, Monneron Freres, bronze 5-Sols 1792

5388

France / Italy, Torquanto Tasso (1544-1595), Italian Poet, bronze medal 1820 by Caqué & Durand, bust right in a ruff, rev. legend, 41mm, from the series ‘Illustrious Men of the World’. Good very fine.

£20

France/ Italy, Torquanto Tasso (1544-1595), Italian Poet, bronze medal 1820

France/ Italy, Torquanto Tasso (1544-1595), Italian Poet, bronze medal 1820

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

5461

France, Napoleon III, Visit to Lille Bourse 1853, bronze medalet by Barre, bust of Napoleon III left, rev. legends, 25mm (VG 3367; Maz 1752b). Very fine, dark tone.

£22

SOLD

France, Napoleon III, Visit to Lille Bourse 1853, bronze medal

5461France, Napoleon III, Visit to Lille Bourse 1853, bronze medal

 

5367

France, Napoleon III, Paris laudatory medal circa 1860, bronze, 35mm

£15

France, Napoleon III, Paris laudatory medal circa 1860

France, Napoleon III, Paris laudatory medal circa 1860

6365

France, Napoleon III, bronze prize medal for drawing awarded 1863 to E Novion, Paris 20th Arrondissement, laureate bust of Napoleon III left, rev. engraved award legend within laurel wreath, 50mm. Very fine.

£28

France, Napoleon III, bronze prize medal for drawing awarded 1863 to E Novion,

France, Napoleon III, bronze prize medal for drawing awarded 1863 to E Novion,

6175

France, Paris Exposition Internationale (World’s Fair) 1878, bronze medal by Albert Barre, diademed bust of the Republic right, rev. CONCOURS D’ANIMAUX REPRODUCTEURS within wreath, date 1878 below, 51mm (Forrer I/127). Almost extremely fine, minor edge bruises.

£30

France, Paris Exposition Internationale (World’s Fair) 1878

France, Paris Exposition Internationale (World’s Fair) 1878, bronze medal

6149

France, Société des Artistes Français pour l’Exposition des Beaux-Arts 1881, bronze award medal after Leone Leoni, bust of Michelangelo right, rev. awarded to ‘Mr J E Delapalme Notaire Membre de Conseil Judiciare’, 59mm, very fine

£45

France, Société des Artistes Français pour l’Exposition des Beaux-Arts 1881, bronze award medal after Leone Leoni

France, Société des Artistes Français pour l’Exposition des Beaux-Arts 1881, bronze award medal after Leone Leoni

5399

France, Lorraine, Colmar, Viticulture Exhibition 1885, bronze prize medal, grapes in a classical bowl, rev. wreath of vines around space for inscription below EHRENPREIS VON LOTHRINGEN, 38mm. Extremely fine.

£25

France, Lorraine, Colmar, Viticulture Exhibition 1885, bronze prize medal

France, Lorraine, Colmar, Viticulture Exhibition 1885, bronze prize medal

5893

France, Provence, Camille Monier (1812-1895), laudatory medal 1896, silvered bronze by Charles Pillet, uniface, bust facing left, details of business positions held in Marseille, Arles and Eygvieres in cartouche below, 49x67mm. Good very fine.

£50

France, Provence, Camille Monier (1812-1895), laudatory medal 1896, silvered bronze by Charles Pillet

Camille Monier medal

6146

France (?), cast bronze uniface plaquette medal, possibly circa 1900, ancient Greek man seated facing left, classical vase on a column behind, 66x59mm

£20

France (?), cast bronze uniface plaquette medal, possibly circa 1900

France (?), cast bronze uniface plaquette medal, possibly 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.

£40

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

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

2545

France, “Le Matin” (socialist newspaper), silver medal circa 1905 by René Riberon, woman holding palm writes on a plinth overlooking a town, rev. laurels and palm sprig between telegraph wires, COURAGE TRAVAIL PATRIE incuse above Le Matin, 51mm. Very fine, scarce. Note; the paper existed from 1883-1944, was subsequently revived but finally closed in 1986.

£45

France, “Le Matin” (socialist newspaper), silver medal circa 1905 by René Riberon

France, “Le Matin” (socialist newspaper), silver medal circa 1905 by René Riberon

6104

France / Spain, Franco-Spanish Exposition, Saragossa 1908, bronze medal by P Dautel, naked youth kneels on anvil, bridge beyond, caduceus at feet, EXPOSITION HISPANO-FRANCAISE above, COMITÉ FRANÇAIS DES EXPOSITIONS A L’ETRANGER 1908 in exergue, rev. battle scene above clouds, sunrise over Saragossa, date 1808 with laurels sprig and portraits of the Condesa de Bureta, Agustina de Aragon and José de Palafox, 45x70mm. Very fine. Note: the 1808 date refers to the first siege of Zaragoza at the start of the Peninsular War.

£45

France / Spain, Franco-Spanish Exposition, Saragossa 1908, bronze medal

France / Spain, Franco-Spanish Exposition, Saragossa 1908, bronze medal

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.

£45

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

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

6367

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

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

4972

France, “Les Sciences” 1894, school prize medal (awarded 1912), bronze-gilt by Louis Bottée, Science seated attended by Genius, rev. COURS DE MME MOROT above engraved BREVET SUPERIEUR M. JUGLAR 1912, 50mm (CGMP 3/61D for obverse). Good very fine. 

£48

France, “Les Sciences” 1894, school prize medal (awarded 1912), bronze-gilt by Louis Bottée

France, “Les Sciences” 1894, school prize medal (awarded 1912), bronze-gilt by Louis Bottée

5573

France, “Les Sciences” 1894, school prize medal, bronze by Louis Bottée, Science seated attended by Genius, rev. griffin holds mirror, sunrise in distance, antique lamp and laurel sprig below space for naming, 50mm (CGMP 3/61D). Very fine.

£38

France, “Les Sciences” 1894, school prize medal, bronze by Louis Bottée

France, “Les Sciences” 1894, school prize medal, bronze by Louis Bottée

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.

£30

France, ‘Caisse d’Epargne’ silvered bronze medal

France, ‘Caisse d’Epargne’ silvered bronze medal

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

5896

France, 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, 50mm. About extremely fine.

£25

France, bronze prize medal circa 1925 by Charles Pillet

France, bronze prize medal circa 1925 by Charles Pillet

5516

France / Poland, Société Française de Bienfaisance de Varsovie (French Society for Warsaw Welfare), bronze medal by Charles Pillet (awarded 1928), Charity hands out alms to a family, rev. oak and palm sprigs, engraved legend HOMMAGE À MR. EDMOND DALIGAULT  POUR SON DÉVOUEMENT 1ER SEPTEMBRE 1919 25 AVRIL 1928, 57mm. Very fine.

£40

France / Poland, Société Française de Bienfaisance de Varsovie (French Society for Warsaw Welfare), bronze medal

France / Poland, Société Française de Bienfaisance de Varsovie (French Society for Warsaw Welfare), bronze medal 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.

£20

France, “Le Figaro” newspaper, bronze prize medal circa 1925

France, “Le Figaro” newspaper, bronze prize medal circa 1925France, “Le Figaro” newspaper, bronze prize medal circa 1925

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

6135

France, Aristide Briand, European Economic Congress 1935, 5th Anniversary of the Memorandum for a Federal European Union Regime 1931, bronze medal by Jean Descomps, bust right of Briand, S’UNIR POUR VIVRE GENEVE 16 JANVIER 1931, rev. map of Europe with incuse legend, 60x45mm, good very fine.

Notes: Briand (1862-1932), manifold Prime Minister of France and proponent of a European Union. His ideas were eventually to form the basis of the European Economic Union (EEC), now the European Union (EU).

£50

France, Aristide Briand, European Economic Congress 1935, 5th Anniversary of the Memorandum for a Federal European Union Regime 1931, bronze medal

France, Aristide Briand, European Economic Congress 1935, 5th Anniversary of the Memorandum for a Federal European Union Regime 1931, bronze medal

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

4250

France, silvered bronze prize medal circa 1935 by Edouard Fraisse, robed and diademed female standing presents laurels, rev. oak and laurel saplings before a rising sun, space above for naming, 46x70mm. Good very fine.

£35

France, silvered bronze prize medal circa 1935 by Edouard Fraisse

France, silvered bronze prize medal circa 1935 by Edouard Fraisse

2553

France, Paris Conference 1946, large bronze medal by R Cochet, woman standing turns her back on war, releases dove and looks towards reconstruction, an infant to her left, rev. Parisian ship a centre, flags of USA, France, Soviet Union and Graet Britain each side, CONFERENCE DE PARIS 1946 above, 69mm. Very fine.

£22

France, Paris Conference 1946, bronze medal

France, Paris Conference 1946, 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.

£45

France, Stegu SA, silvered-bronze award medal for 25 years’ service  1953, octagonal Art Deco style

France, Stegu SA, silvered-bronze award medal for 25 years’ service  1953, octagonal Art Deco style

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.

£20

Great War, General Foch, Aircraft carrier launched 1960, large bronze medal after G Prud’homme

Great War, General Foch, Aircraft carrier launched 1960, large bronze medal after G Prud’homme

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.

£25

France, ‘Europe’ 1968, large heavy bronze medal celebrating European civilization

France, ‘Europe’ 1968, large heavy bronze medal celebrating European civilization

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.

£38

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.

£35

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.

£20

France, ‘Itinerary’ 1976, large heavy bronze medal

France, ‘Itinerary’ 1976, large heavy bronze medal

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.

£35

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.

£35

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

France, 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.

£30

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

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

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.

£45

Nicholas Carrega medal 1983 Monnaie de Paris

Nicholas Carrega medal 1983 Monnaie de Paris

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

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.

£25

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

5441

Germany, Cologne Cathedral, Building work resumed 1842, white metal medal, views of the cathedral each side, 41mm. Very fine.

SOLD

Germany, Cologne Cathedral, Building work resumed 1842, white metal medal

Germany, Cologne Cathedral, Building work resumed 1842, white metal medal

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

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

5675

Germany, Roisdorf, Shooting Prize Medal 1882 to Johann Grün, the “Schützenkönig” (Shooting King), uniface base metal, 47x70mm, with crown suspender. Very fine.

£15

Germany, Roisdorf, Shooting Prize Medal 1882

Germany, Roisdorf, Shooting Prize Medal 1882

5613

Germany, Otto von Bismarck, 70th birthday 1885, bronze medal by K Schwenzer, uniformed bust right, rev. crowned arms with eagle supporters, 38mm. Extremely fine or nearly so.

£38

Germany, Otto von Bismarck, 70th birthday 1885, bronze medal

Germany, Otto von Bismarck, 70th birthday 1885, bronze medal

6163

Germany, Nuremberg, International Metal Exhibition 1885, bronze mdeal, statue of Peter Vischer at centre, medallions of Wenzel Jamnitzer and Benvenuto Cellini each side (all three being well-known goldsmiths or sculptors), rev. panoramic view of Nuremberg, three shields above (Wurzb.6882), 50mm. Very fine, some edge dings.

£45

Germany, Nuremberg, International Metal Exhibition 1885

Germany, Nuremberg, International Metal Exhibition 1885, bronze mdeal,

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.

£40

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

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

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.

£22

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.

£25

Germany, Johann von Goethe Meissen porcelain medal

Germany, Johann von Goethe 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.

£45

Germany, Johann von Goethe uniface bronze medal circa 1932 by Arnold Hartig

Germany, Johann von Goethe (1749-1832), author and poet, uniface bronze medal circa 1932 by Arnold Hartig

5510

Germany, Munich Olympic Games 1972, fine silver medal, various athletes around edge, rev. medieval Munich, Olympic rings above, 50mm, wt. 55.1g, extremely fine, some toning.

£45

Germany, Munich Olympic Games 1972, fine silver medal

Germany, Munich Olympic Games 1972, fine silver 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.

£35

India, British, silver Army of India Temperance medal circa 1890

India, British, silver Army of India Temperance medal circa 1890

India, British, silver Army of India Temperance medal circa 1890

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.

£15

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.

£22

India, Kerala, Hindu & Buddhist medalet, brass (once silvered), dated BE 2465 (AD 1913)

India, Kerala, Hindu & Buddhist medalet, brass (once silvered), dated BE 2465 (AD 1913)

5702

India, British India, Bombay Presidency War & Relief Fund, Children’s Branch 1919, bronze medal, bust of Lady Willoughby left, rev. legend, 33mm (Pud 917.4.2). Very fine, scarce

£35

India, British India, Bombay Presidency War & Relief Fund, Children’s Branch 1919, bronze medal

India, British India, Bombay Presidency War & Relief Fund, Children’s Branch 1919, bronze medal

5701

India, British India, Deccan Gymkhana, Poona City, silver-coloured openwork sports medal awarded 1931 for Ladies Single Tennis (Runner-up), map of India at centre, 48x56mm approx, with suspender bar. Good very fine, unusual.   

£42

India, British India, Deccan Gymkhana, Poona City, silver-coloured openwork sports medal awarded 1931 for Ladies Single Tennis

India, British India, Deccan Gymkhana, Poona City, silver-coloured openwork sports medal awarded 1931 for Ladies Single Tennis

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.

£50

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

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

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 1884

Netherlands, Middelburg, Exhibition of Cookers, silver-gilt prize medal 1884

3321

Netherlands, Middelburg, Exhibition of Cookers, silver-gilt prize medal 1884 by Hart, crowned spread eagle, shield with tower on chest, date in field, rev. AANGEBODEN door de Vereeniging van Gasfabrikaten in Nederland 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 1884

Netherlands, Middelburg, Exhibition of Cookers, silver-gilt prize medal 1884

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.

£45

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

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

5983

New Zealand, Canterbury Centenary 1950, bronze medal by F Staub & R Evans, family arrive at Lyttleton in 1850, four ships beyond, rev. centenary symbol with sheep’s head, 51mm (MacM 1950/1). Good very fine.

£10

New Zealand, Canterbury Centenary 1950, bronze medal

New Zealand, Canterbury Centenary 1950, 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.

£15

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

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

£35

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

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

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.

£45

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

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

5289

Sweden, Baron Jöns Jacob Berzelius (Chemist), death 1848, bronze medal by C M Mellgren, bust left, rev. classical mausoleum, 41mm. Very fine.

£30

Sweden, Baron Jöns Jacob Berzelius (Chemist), death 1848, bronze medal

Sweden, Baron Jöns Jacob Berzelius (Chemist), death 1848, 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.

£22

Switzerland, Peace medal circa 1950 by Galtié

Switzerland, Peace medal circa 1950 by Galtié

6165

USA, Chicago, Crane Company, 75th Anniversary 1930, bronze medal issued by the Medallic Art Company N.Y., bust left of R T Crane, rev. view of the factory in 1930 above original small premises in 1855, 63mm. Very fine or better.Note: originally founded as a foundry, the company became a large commercial enterprise and still exists today.

£25

USA, Chicago, Crane Company, 75th Anniversary 1930, bronze medal issued by the Medallic Art Company N.Y.

USA, Chicago, Crane Company, 75th Anniversary 1930, bronze medal issued by the Medallic Art Company N.Y.

5506

Great Britain/ USA, Elizabeth II visit to USA for American Bicentenary 1976, proof sterling silver medal, bust of Queen Elizabeth II almost facing, rose, thistle and shamrock in right field, QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND around, rev. the Philadelphia ‘Liberty Bell’, UNITED STATES BICENTENNIAL VISIT JULY 1976 around, 51mm, wt. 52g, almost as issued, reflective fields.

£55

USA/ Great Britain, Elizabeth II visit to USA for American Bicentenary 1976, proof sterling silver medal

USA/ Great Britain, Elizabeth II visit to USA for American Bicentenary 1976, proof sterling silver medal

 

 

 

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.

£25

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.

£25

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

 

 

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