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

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Date of Auction: 5th & 6th June 2019

Unsold

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
£100-£150

Footnote

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