Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens, Historical Medals and Banknotes (3 April 1998)

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Date of Auction: 3rd April 1998

Sold for £25

Estimate: £20 - £30

Compagnie d’Assurances Maritimes, Le Havre, 1860, an octagonal silver jeton by A.A. Caqué, 35mm; Compagnie des Eaux Thermales de Vichy, c.1860, an octagonal silver jeton, unsigned, 34mm; Loge Anglaise, Bordeaux, c.1870, a Freemason’s copper medalet by R. Stern, 28mm (BDM V, 682) [3]. Last extremely fine, others about very fine, first toned, second with ring for suspension (£20-30)


Vichy (dep. Allier), the world-famous spa city, became highly fashionable thanks to the visits and patronage of Napoleon III in the 1850s and 1860s