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

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Date of Auction: 5th & 6th June 2019

Sold for £100

Estimate: £100 - £150

Great Britain, International Exhibition, 1862, by T. Canu, Britannia enthroned, greets the two figures of medicine and science and arts and industry, each with cherub supporting emblems, rev. legends, 145mm (Allen –; cf. DW 18, 385); Prince Jerome Napoleon, 1862, by A. Barre, bust of Jérôme Napoleon (1805-1870) left, rev. exposition universelle londres 1862, 75mm (Allen –) [2]. Both with edge damage, otherwise extremely fine and very rare £100-£150


The bois durci medals were manufactured by Messrs Talrich and Latry, and the names of both are found amongst the exhibitors, including for Class IV, ‘Animal and Vegetable Substances used in Manufacture’