Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (6 December 2012)

Date of Auction: 6th December 2012

Sold for £140

Estimate: £100 - £150

Great Britain, John Parish, Hamburg, 1806, a silver medal, unsigned, in remembrance of iohn parrish’s fifty years stay amongst his friends in hamburgh, rev. from 1756 till 1806 to the mercantile world this span of life what an eventful period!!!, 40mm (cf. DNW M5, 1419); together with copper medals (6), of Joseph Hanson, Boulton and Watt, John Dalton, Richard Sainthill, Henry Irving, etc [7]. Very fine £100-150


John Parish (1742-1829), born in Leith, Scotland, was a prominent merchant in Hamburg for 50 years, helping to pioneer trade between Germany and the USA