A Collection of Medals Relating to Aviation, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 20th February 2019

Sold for £75

Estimate: £100 - £120

France, Montgolfier Brothers’ Flight from the Champ de Mars, 1783, a copper medal by N.M. Gatteaux, conjoined busts left, rev. balloon above clouds depositing rain over the Champ de Mars, 42mm (Malpas 3; BDM II, 210). Minor surface marks on obverse, otherwise very fine £100-£120


Provenance: H-P. Wipfler Collection, DNW Auction 70C, 11 July 2006, lot 2398