Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (5 & 6 June 2019)

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Date of Auction: 5th & 6th June 2019


Estimate: £100 - £150

France, L’Industrie, c. 1900, a large cast fin de siècle bronze maquette by J.-B.-E. Dropsy, Marianne seated with hammer resting on anvil, to right, Mercury seated holding caduceus, raised border, 227mm (cf. Dropsy Exh. Cat. 1964, 12; cf. DNW 66, 1526). Pierced in outer border, otherwise much as made, good very fine and extremely rare


The design is known on an award plaque dated 1924, but the original probably dates to the turn of the 20th century