Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (6 December 2012)

Date of Auction: 6th December 2012

Sold for £620

Estimate: £300 - £400

Egypt, Abbas Hilmi Pacha, c. 1892, a gilt-bronze presentation medal by A. Massonnet, uniformed bust, head turned slightly left, rev. domes of the Al-Azhar mosque, Cairo, border of emblems of ancient Egypt, 67mm. Lightly rubbed on one dome on reverse, otherwise extremely fine, crown suspender topped by crescent and star; in fitted case of issue [with much faded inscription on lid], rare £300-400