A Collection of Art Medals

Date of Auction: 31st May 1995

Sold for £70

Estimate: £50 - £70

France, 1853. France (Archeology). Napoleon III, Discovery of Niniveh, Æ medal by L. Merley, 63mm (CGMP II, 198). Rare, slightly rubbed but very fine to extremely fine (£50-70)


Louis Merley (1815-1883) studied under Pradier, David d'Angers and Galle. Premier Grand Prix de Rome 1843 (gem-engraving). (See BDM IV, p. 41).