World Art Medals from the Collection of Dr Stephen Martin

Date of Auction: 17th December 2007

Sold for £30

Estimate: £30 - £40

Belgium, Death of Albert I, 1934, an Art Déco bronze medal by G. Verbanck for Fonson on behalf of Mauquoy-Tramaux, laureate bust left, rev. naked winged angel lying prone, 70mm (Vandamme/Bernier –; cf. DW 18, 688). Extremely fine and attractively patinated (£30-40)


King Albert I died in a climbing accident at Marche-les-Dames, near Namur in the Ardennes, on 17 February 1934, at the age of 58. There were persistent rumours after his death that he was murdered