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1343 Abolition of the Slave Trade 1807 36mm diameter in copper by G.F.Pidgeon/J.Philip, Eimer 984, Obverse: Two men stand facing each other, with hands clasped: beyond: five people dancing around a tree, WE ARE ALL BRETHREN, Exergue: SLAVE TRADE ABOLISHED BY GREAT BRITAIN MDCCCVII. Reverse: Arabic inscription Fine, Anti-Slavery Society undated (c.1790) 33mm diameter in white metal, Obverse: Chained Slave kneeling, right, Reverse: WHATSOEVER YE WOULDTHAT MEN SHOULD DO TO YOU, DO YE EVEN SO TO THEM, DH Middlesex 235, BHM 269 Near Fine £30 - £70
1344 Betjeman's Bygone Britain a 36-medal set by John Pinches 39mm diameter in sterling silver, depicting lost buildings and structures, the reverses with descriptive text, each around 33 grammes Proofs nFDC to FDC in capsules with certificate stating 1266 sets produced £300 - £400
1345 Captain Cook Memorial 1779 43mm diameter in bronze by L.Pingo Eimer 780 Obverse: Bust left, draped, IAC. COOK. OCEANI. INVESTIGATOR ACERRIMVS REG. SOC. LOND. SOCIO SVO, Reverse: Fortune, leaning against a naval column, places a rudder upon a globe. NIL INTENTATVM NOSTRI LIQVERE, in exergue: AVSPICIIS GEORGII III, UNC or near so with small nicks and spots £500 - £600
1346 Charles I Memorial right facing bust obverse CAROL.I.D.G.M.B.F.ET. H.REX.&.GLOR.MEM, 6 line script reverse REX PACIFICVS VICTVS VINCEBAT HOSTES VICTOR TRIVMPHAT IN COELIS 59mm diameter, silver by Roettiers, Eimer 160, EF and pleasing, a seldom offered medal and the first one we have seen £800 - £1,200
1347 Coronation of Edward VII 1902 52mm diameter in bronze, by G.Frampton, Eimer 1872 Reverse: Imperial Crown within a radiate circle, lion above, flanked by two trees decorated with the Scottish lion, left, and Irish Harp, GEF in the original box of issue, British Empire Exhibition 1924 51mm diameter in bronze with a dark matt toning, by B.Mackennal/P.Metcalfe Eimer 1987, Reverse Stylized Lion left, beyond: a facade of Wembley Stadium UNC in the box of issue £40 - £60
1348 Coronation of Edward VIII 1937 (2) 51mm and 32mm diameter in silver respectively, by Turner and Simpson, Eimer 2044a, GD 281, and Eimer 2044b, GD 283, Obverse: Bust left, crowned, EDWARD. VIII. KING & EMPEROR, Reverse: Britannia standing right, upon a plaque inscribed CORONATION 1937, a wreath in her outstretched hand. Beyond, a façade of Westminster Abbey. EF to A/UNC toned, both in the purple boxes of issue £40 - £80
1349 Coronation of Edward VIII, an upright oblong shape 44mm x 63mm in bronze, Bust right crowned and in coronation robes, KING EDWARD VIII CORONATION 1937, within border, a sword and sceptre upright also within the border, UNC toned, in the purple box of issue with CORONATION 1937 crowned on the lid £40 - £80
1350 Coronation of George I 1714 34mm diameter in silver by J.Croker, Eimer 470 the official Coronation issue, Obverse Bust right armoured and draped GEORGIVS. D.G. MAG. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX Reverse the King enthroned right is crowned by Britannia, in exergue: INAVGVRAT. XX. OCT. MDCCXIII, GVF with some contact marks, retaining much original lustre £100 - £150
1351 Coronation of George VI 1937 Borough of Bridlington 36mm diameter in bronze UNC in the red box of issue £10 - £20
1352 Death of Charles James Fox 1806 54mm diameter in copper by T.Webb Eimer 979 Obverse: Bust right, draped C.I. FOX OB.SEP. XIII MDCCCVI Reverse: Victory standing facing, LIBERTATIS HVMANITATISQVE VINDEX GEF/EF £60 - £100
1353 Death of Isaac Newton 1727 33mm diameter in silver by J.Dassier, Eimer 506 Obverse: Bust three-quarters facing, draped, right, Reverse: EQ. AUR. PHILOSOPHUS. OBIT. 31. MART. 1727. NATUS ANNOS 85., within a wreath, VF £40 - £80
1354 Death of Sir Winston Churchill 1965 a 4-medal set in 18 carat gold by MetalImport Limited comprising 40mm diameter, 30mm diameter, 25mm diameter and 21mm diameter medals total weight 58.07 grammes, UNC and Prooflike in the white Metalimport box with certificate £1,200 - £1,600
1355 Discovery in Silver a 24-medal set by the Birmingham Mint a tribute to the World's Greatest Explorers, each piece 44mm diameter and a minimum of 39.85 grammes of sterling silver, only 2500 sets minted, nFDC to FDC each in the book-style holder with informative text covering each individual subject £260 - £320
1356 Egypt International Cotton Congress 1938 72mm diameter in bronze by P.Metcalfe and P.Turin. Obverse: Bust of King Farouk in fez, left, Reverse: A cotton flower, with pyramids in background, XVIIIth INTL. COTTON CONGRESS EGYPT 1938, VF/EF the obverse with some spots, comes in the original marron fitted case of issue £200 - £300
1357 Elizabeth I - Defence of the Kingdom, undated (c.1570) Medalet cast in silver, 23mm diameter, by E.Mestrelle. Obverse: Bust left, crowned and draped, Portcullis before and Rose behind, QVID NOS SINE TE, Reverse: Castle on a mount, between ER, below, a ribbon inscribed O QVANTO (N reversed) across a sphere, VF or better with a hint of toning. The absence of a date suggest this medalet is unlikely to commemorate a specific event or occasion, and the devices of portcullis, rose and castle refer more generally to the solidity of the Sovereign and State. £350 - £550
1358 France Agricultural/Wedding medal 1802, 37mm diameter in silver, Obv. Au Cultivateur Laborieux, in exergue Floreal 1802 AN X, rev. Commune Perennitatis Votum, in exergue Secundae Delphini Nuptiae M.DCC.XLVII. Fine, cleaned, holed at the top £45 - £65
1359 France, Concours d'Elegance et de Confort Automobile, Ostende 1935, Plaquette 74mm x 84mm in bronze, by C. Devreese NEF with a few small spots £30 - £60
1360 France, Exposition Coloniale Internationale, Paris 1931 68mm diameter in bronze by E.P.Blin for Teteger Obverse: Three heads conjoined, left, Reverse Two Elephants face to face, and Exhibition Building. PARIS 1931 GVF £30 - £60
1361 GB and World Medals a mixed group in base metal (41) includes many Shooting prize medals, in mixed grades to UNC, along with a GB Crown 1951 UNC and Isle of Man Crown 1980 Proof UNC £50 - £75
1362 George II The Royal Family 1732 impressive 69mm in silver Eimer 528 by Croker and Tanner busts of seven royal children reverse, facing busts of King and Queen obv. GEF/AU without problems normally associated with these large medals rare thus, in fact seldom offered in any grade £750 - £1,250
1363 Germany 1895 80th Birthday of Otto Von Bismarck 38mm diameter in silver by Oertel EF £50 - £100
1364 Great Seals of the Realm (2 sets) the first 'Nineteenth Century', an impressive five piece collection of medallic 5 ounce pure silver issues depicting the Royal seals of George III (2), George IV, William IV and Victoria superb engraving well presented with detailed historical documentation UNC and in the impressive box of issue,. The second, Great Seals of the Realm, Twentieth Century, an impressive six piece collection of medallic 5 ounce pure silver issues depicting the Royal seals of Victoria, Edward VII, George V (2), George VI and Elizabeth II superb engraving well presented with detailed historical documentation UNC in the impressive box of issue £440 - £550
1365 International Health Exhibition 1884 45mm diameter, by L.C.Wyon (reverse after L.C.Day) 59.05 grammes of 21 carat gold, Eimer 1704, Obverse: Head of Queen Victoria left, diademed and veiled VICTORIA REGINA, Reverse: A globe bearing the fruits of the world, flanked by HEALTH holding a serpent, and EDUCATION holding a wreath,. THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EXHIBITION. Exergue LONDON 1884 GEF with small spots on the reverse below Health, and with two test marks on the edge, no signs of damage to the surfaces. Around 254 of these medals were struck in gold, 538 in silver and 820 in bronze, and were awarded to exhibitors in various classes £1,900 - £2,500
1366 Investiture of Prince Edward as Prince of Wales 1911 35mm diameter in gold by W.Goscombe John, Eimer 1925 The Official Royal Mint Issue Obverse Bust Three-quarters left, crowned and draped, CARNARVON IVLY. XIII. MCMXI across the field, INVESTITVRE. OF. EDWARD. PRINCE. OF. WALES. K.G. Reverse Caernarvon Castle, the Welsh Dragon below, ARWISGIAD.IORWERTH TYWSOG.CYMRU.M.G, a radiate sky decorated with the Prince's crest within Garter, crowned UNC or near so, slightly bent with light scuffing to the edge in two places, in the Royal Mint red box of issue £750 - £1,500
1367 Investiture of Prince Edward as Prince of Wales 1911 35mm diameter in silver by W.Goscombe John, Eimer 1925 The Official Royal Mint Issue Obverse Bust Three-quarters left, crowned and draped, CARNARVON IVLY. XIII. MCMXI across the field, INVESTITVRE. OF. EDWARD. PRINCE. OF. WALES. K.G. Reverse Caernarvon Castle, the Welsh Dragon below, ARWISGIAD.IORWERTH TYWSOG.CYMRU.M.G, a radiate sky decorated with the Prince's crest within Garter, crowned UNC and nicely toned, in the red Royal Mint box of issue £40 - £80
1368 Masonic interest (2) St. Bartholomews Hospital Medals (2) each in sterling silver and hallmarked, the first to W Bro A.E.J.Wehitefield No.2744, the second to Bro W.E.Woodward No.2271 both EF £20 - £40
1369 Medals (2) Peace of Utrecht 1713 Eimer 460 35mm diameter in silver, Obverse draped bust left, ANNA . DG . MAG : BRI . FR : ET . HIB : REG . Reverse Britannia standing facing left, holding an olive branch, a spear and a shield, beyond ships to left and a farming scene to right COMPOSITIS. VENERANTVR. ARMIS. Exergue MDCCCXIII by J.Croker, Near VF with some contact marks and edge nicks. Coronation of George I 1714 34mm diameter in silver by J.Croker, Eimer 470 the official Coronation issue, Obverse Bust right armoured and draped GEORGIVS. D.G. MAG. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX Reverse the King enthroned right is crowned by Britannia, in exergue: INAVGVRAT. XX. OCT. MDCCXIII, GVF with some pitting and signs of old gilding £60 - £120
1370 Medals (4) Coronation of William and Mary 1689 36mm diameter in silver by G.Bower, Eimer 311b cast issues on smaller flans (2) , Obverse: Busts right conjoined, GVLIELMVS ET MARIA D:G: ANG. FRA. ET.HIB.REX.ET.REGINAFID.DEF.&., Reverse: Perseus delivering Andromeda from a sea monster, PRETIVMQ.ET.CAVSA. LABORIS. both Fine. Battle of Blenheim 1704 34mm diameter in silver by J.Croker, Eimer 409 Obverse: bust left, draped, ANNA D:G: MAG: BR: FRA: ET. HIB: REG, Reverse: Britannia seated upon a globe, right, Victory, in her hand regards a captive seated on military trophies, DE.GALL: ET. BAV: AD. BLENHEIM. in exergue: CAPT: ET. CAES: XXXM. SIGN. RELAT. CLXIII. MDCCIV Good Fine with some edge nicks. Union of England and Scotland 1707 34mm diameter in silver by J.Croker/S.Bull Eimer 425, Obverse: bust left, draped, ANNA D:G: MAG: BR: FRA: ET. HIB: REG, Reverse: arms of Britain upon escutcheon, supported on a platform inscribed SEMPER EADEM, and decorated with a rose and thistle, crown above is supported by two infant genii, and collar of George of the Garter below NVF/VF holed twice at the top £70 - £100
1371 Medals (6) Coronation of George V 1911 51mm diameter in silver, by B.Mackennal, Eimer 1922a the Official Royal Mint issue A/UNC, toned. Coronation of George V 1911 51mm diameter in bronze, by B.Mackennal, Eimer 1922a the Official Royal Mint issue GEF with some small spots, in the Royal Mint box of issue. George V Silver Jubilee 1935 the Official Royal Mint issue 56mm diameter Eimer 2029a in silver by P.Metcalfe A/UNC toned, in the Royal Mint box of issue. Coronation of Edward VII 1902 31mm diameter in silver, Eimer 1871 the Official Royal Mint issue, A/UNC and attractively toned. George V Silver Jubilee 1935 the Official Royal Mint issue 32mm diameter in silver Eimer 2029b EF. Opening of the National Maritime Museum 1937 32mm diameter in silver by J. Langford Jones, for Spink, Eimer 2049b GEF £100 - £175
1372 Medals (9) 1821 Coronation of George IV Eimer 1146 in bronze the Official Royal Mint issue 35mm diameter by B.Pistrucci EF. 1739 Admiral Vernon - Portobello taken (2) 37mm diameter in brass Fine one with corroded surfaces, Fort Chagre 1740 39mm diameter in brass Fine. Rebellion of 1745, 37mm diameter in brass Eimer 597 Reverse: Warrior attacking a Hydra, Fine with some verdigris. Isaac Perrins 1789 Fine with some corrosion. British Victories 1758 44mkm diameter in brass by J.Kirk VF with some corrosion. Crystal Palace 1851 30mm diameter in white metal EF. Frederick the Great of Prussia 1757 Battle of Prague 48mm diameter in bronze VG, with Wellington Token 1812 CUIDAD RODRIGO NEF £70 - £100
1373 Medals 19th Century issues in White Metal (4) Royal Exchange, London 1844 60mm diameter by J.Davis GEF and lustrous. Marriage of Albert, Edward Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark 1863, Obverse; Bust of the King right, Reverse: Bust of the Princess Alexandra, left, 38mm diameter by W.Christesen GVF with an edge knock. Marriage of Edward Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark 1863, 32mm diameter Obverse: Conjoined busts left, Reverse: tilted shields, overlapping, EF. Tercentenary of the First English Bible 1535-1835 by Myles Coverdale, Bishop of Exeter, Eimer 1283, by J.Davis EF pierced for suspension £35 - £75
1374 Medals a small group (5) Prince Albert Chancellor of Cambridge University 1847, 58mm diameter in silver by G.G.Adams, Eimer 1417 Obverse: Bust left ALBERTUS PRINCEPS, Reverse: CELSISSIUM PRINCEPEM ALBERTUM CANCELLARIUM SUUM FAUSTO FELICIQUE OMINE INAUGURATUM LAETA CONSPICITACADEMIA CANTABRIGIENSIS JULII VI MDCCCXLVII EF and attractively toned. Richard Sainthill 1855 58mm diameter in bronze, by L.C.Wyon, Obverse: Bust right RICHARD. SAINTHILL. OF. TOPSHAM. DEVONSHIRE. NUMISMATIST. BORN. JAN. 28 1787. Olympic Games 1908 Commemorative Medal 51mm diameter in bronze Eimer 1904 by B.Mackennal Obverse: Fame standing upon a globe, facing, with head right, with trumpet and palm branch ELIS ATHENS PARIS ST.LOUIS LONDON IN COMMEMORATION OF THE GAMES HELD IN LONDON 1908, Reverse: a quadriga advancing left driven by two standing figures EF. British War Medal 1914-1918 awarded to Pte. J.H.West Yorkshire Light Infantry. Pte.West was killed in action on October 22, 1918, and is buried at Doncaster (Hyde Park) Cemetery Panel. KX416. Lusitania Medal 1915 UNC with some surface corrosion, in the box of issue £100 - £200
1375 Medals a small group (6) Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1897 25mm diameter in silver, the Official Royal Mint issues (3) VF to EF. Coronation of George V 1911 31mm diameter in silver the Official Royal Mint issue GEF. Coronation of Edward VII 1902 56mm diameter in bronze the Official Royal Mint issue EF, A/UNC toned in the box of issue the box worn. Coronation of George V 1911 63mm diameter in bronze by Elkington and A.Halliday, GVF once lightly cleaned, in the green box of issue £50 - £100
1376 Medals a varied group (14) with some in silver, includes Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 1953 33mm diameter in silver Eimer 2085 by Spink EF, Coronation of King Edward VII 1902 51mm diameter in bronze Obverse: Portraits of the King and Queen in ovals, Reverse: Britannia standing, hand resting on Shield of Arms, River Thames and London landscape beyond, NEF. Austria and Germany, Austrian Succession medal 1742, Fine, with other 20th Century issues George V to Elizabeth II, in mixed grades some EF to UNC and boxed, and a Roman Denarius mounted on a chain, Fine £40 - £80
1377 Medals, Tokens and Paranumismatic (153) mostly 20th Century with a few earlier, in mixed grades £70 - £140
1378 Medals, Tokens and Paranumismatic a small and varied group (around 0.9 Kilos), includes a few silver items £35 - £75
1379 Milestones of the Millennium 2000 The Three Graces an off-metal striking in lead (legend states struck in .999 silver) UNC £20 - £40
1380 Monaco Gold medal 1866-1966 Centenary of Monte Carlo, Obverse: Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace conjoined busts, Reverse: Charles III standing, behind a view of the principality 6.93 grammes of .900 gold GF/NVF with some surface marks £160 - £220
1381 Peace of Breda 1667 56mm diameter in silver by J.Roettier, Eimer 241 Obverse Bust right, laureate, Reverse Britannia seated on sea-shore, left, surveys her fleet, above, sun pierces clouds, FAVENTAE DEO Exergue: BRITANNIA, edge: CAROLVS SECVNDVS PACIS ET IMPERII RESTITVTOR AVGVSTVS, EF with some minor contact marks fields and rim never the less a high grade and pleasing example of this rare type £600 - £1,000
1382 Resolution and Adventure Medal 1772 43mm diameter off-metal in brass, by Matthew Boulton, John Fothergill and John Westwood (Westwood not credited on the medal) Eimer 744a type a identified by the die flaw in the left of the exergue. Obverse: Bust right laureate GEORGE. III. KING. OF. GR. BRITAIN. FRANCE. AND. IRELAND. ETC. Reverse: Two ships at sea RESOLVTION ADVENTURE, Exergue: SAILED. FROM. ENGLAND MARCH. MDCCCLXXII , Fine or better and bold, missing the swivel mount as originally issued. Examples of the medal were distributed to the inhabitants of the Pacific Islands during the second voyage of mariner and explorer Captain James Cook. The logs of the Resolution and the Adventure record more than 30 places where the distribution took place, and examples mostly appear in a worn and weathered state £1,800 - £2,200
1383 Rowing Medals to W.J.Fernie (2) University Cambridge Trial Eights Winning Crew 1895 , 51mm diameter in silver by D.Munsey/Peters of Cambridge, in half lunette-style presentation holder , boxed, with old white toning, suggesting once fully encased, the case with a shield-shaped plaque with inscription of the crew, and weights of the crew, and positions in the boat. W.J.Fernie is shown as Stroke position. The final elimination trial for rowers for entrance into the Cambridge Boat Race Crew for the historic University Boat Race. This is the only time prior to the Boat Race that the crews race over the full 4 1/4 mile Putney to Mortlake course. These race were contested intra-University Oxford v. Oxford and Cambridge v. Cambridge to decide the final crews. The Race still takes place today, although the medal prize has been replaced by the award of sponsored clothing and equipment to the competitors. Head of the River - Trinity Hall 51mm diameter in silver, by D.Munsey of Cambridge, in lunette-style presentation holder, boxed, with old white toning, the case with a shield-shaped plaque with inscription of the crew and their respective positions in the boat. W.J.Fernie is shown as position 7 in the boat, and his name and position are inscribed on the outer ring of the lunette case. UNC, both medals in the black boxes of issue. A fascinating insight into the history of the lead up to the annual University Boat Race. £100 - £200
1384 Rowing Prize Medal in silver, The Old Barnes Challenge Cup for Eight Oars, Metropolitan Amateur Regatta Established 1866, an impressive 58mm diameter, obverse with an ornately engraved trophy, A/UNC and lustrous in a John Pinches box £60 - £80
1385 Signing of the Armistice 10th Anniversary 1928 (2) 76mm diameter in silver and 76mm diameter in bronze, by C.L.J.Doman, Eimer 2008a Obverse: The Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London THEIR NAME LIVETH ON FOR EVERMORE. In Exergue NOVEMBER 11th MCMXVIII. Reverse: an allegory of Deliverance: Great Britain advancing, left, supporting a youthful warrior, hand bandaged and shackles broken, offers a wreath to the memory of fallen heroes. A/UNC to UNC, the silver medal boxed, the bronze medal with some light spots, Eimer states that only 547 large size silver medals, and only 742 large size bronze medals were struck £80 - £100
1386 Silver Medals (4) The 2009 Royal Mint 65mm diameter Silver Medal 5oz. UNC with matt finish, in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate. 40th Anniversary of Decimalisation 1971-2011 5oz. Silver Proof nFDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate. 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain 1990 Silver Proof, 53.3 grammes, FDC in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate. Royal Mint 'Fleur-de-Coin' Club Silver Membership medal undated, 83 grammes of .925 silver UNC with matt finish, accompanied by the Royal Mint lapel badge, in the Royal Mint box of issue with certificate £95 - £135
1387 The 100 Greatest Masterpieces a 99-piece set, missing issue number 60 ('The Flight Into Egypt' by Glotto) each medal 51mm diameter in silver and weighing around 65 grammes, by John Pinches Ltd. All but one medal (number 84 - The Maids of Honor by Diego Velazquez) has the accompanying certificate Prooflike UNC to FDC a few with light toning, or with light hairlines or contact marks, many on the cards of issue £1,700 - £2,200
1388 The Ancient Counties of England by the Birmingham Mint a 40-medal set, issued to commemorate the boundary changes in 1974, UNC and lustrous, each around 40 grammes of .925 silver, in the large wooden box of issue, comes with large information folder and a reproduction af an old map £400 - £600
1389 The Bicentennial History of the United States Silver Ingots a 41-piece set by Franklin Mint, depicting key moments, events and dates, each ingot 750 grains Sterling (approximately 48.6 grammes) originally part of a 100-ingot set UNC and lustrous on the cards of issue £550 - £700
1390 The History of Man in Flight, The Royal Air Force Museum a 50 medal set depicting various landmarks and pioneers in the History of Flight each 43mm diameter and in silver around 39 grammes each, nFDC-FDC some with a hint of toning housed in the two blue albums as issued, the certificate album gives an extensive background to each of the subjects £500 - £1,000
1391 The Life of Christ a 25-medal set by the Franklin Mint each medal 40mm diameter in gold-plated sterling silver, issued 1988-1990 UNC on the cards of issue £160 - £200
1392 The World's Greatest Sculptures by the Franklin Mint (1980s issues) a 45-piece set in gold-plated bronze each medal 51mm diameter and with impressive detail UNC on the Franklin Mint cards of issue £40 - £80

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