The ‘Boys at the Lake’ Collection of Durand’s Famous People of the World Medals

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Date of Auction: 12th February 2020


Estimate: £150 - £200

Isaac Newton (1642-1727), a copper medal by L. Petit, 41mm (BDM IV, 466); Bernard le Bouvier de Fontenelle (1657-1757), a restrike copper medal, unsigned, 41mm; William Congreve (1672-1729), a copper medal by A. Caqué, 41mm (E 517; BDM I, 342); George Frederick Handel (1684-1759), a copper medal by B. Wolf, 41mm (E 664; BDM VI, 525) [4]. Extremely fine or better £150-£200


Provenance: First bt M. Reid September 2013; second bt D. Young November 2010; third bt H. Betts December 2009