GB (8) and Europe (15) GB Queen Anne's Bounty 1704 Eimer 404 45mm diameter in silver GF, Archbishop Sancroft and the Bishops 1688 Eimer 288b (cast) VF with some light tooling, Battle of Waterloo 1815 Eimer 1068 in silver, Fine, Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1897 25mm diameter in silver EF toned, Elizabeth I oval medal in silver (?) 48mm x 40mm, Obverse bust left, reverse coat of arms legend HONI SOIT Y MAL Y PENSE on both sides, with loop mount at top, British Colonization 1670 as Eimer 244 a cast copy in base metal, Good Fine, George IVCoronation and Visit to Hanover 1821 39mm diameter in bronze GF cleaned, Dassier Cast copies in base metal Cromwell (2) and Elizabeth I and another Cromwell cast example, Europe includes France Silver Jettons (4) 1750 City of Nemours 28.5mm diameter in silver, VF toned, undatedLouis XV 28.5mm diameter LATE CVNCTA PROFUNDIT (2) different bust types, NEF and GVF, Louis IV 1700 Hercules facing, 28.5mm in silver Good Fine, France Jetton undated Louis XVI 24mm diameter in brass (?) OMNIBVS NON SIBI reverse, EF, France Jetton in bronze 26.5mm diameter Reverse inscription in 7 lines Les Habitants de Lille ont bienmerite de la patrie de crete de la conv on nat le 12 Octobre 1792 EF, France Jeton Louis XVI France undated Obverse bust right, Reverse a rural scene VF, Abbe Suger 1820 41mm diameter in bronze by Dupaulis VF holed, Death of King Gustav Adolf II 1932 cat, EF, along with a further three pieces these worn and unattributed
Tokens and medals a varied and interesting group (14) Edward VII Visit to London 1903 31mm diameter by Spink and Son NEF, Wirral and Birkenhead Agricultural Society 52mm diameter in silver awarded to Messrs Peter Patrick and Son for anti-sag gate hangings 1906 EF, France Watch fob of Schloss & co 1889 Universal Exposition 31mm diameter in silver, which reproduces in miniature the prize won by Schloss and Co. at the 1889 Exposition, NVF with fob mount at top, Argentina Constitution Jura 1854 32mm diameter in silver Fine, George IIIGolden Jubilee 1810 Eimer 1007var. 42mm diameter in bronze, Good Fine, Gaming Counters (3) George III, Anne and Maria Theresa obverses VG to Fine, USA Hard Times Token undated (c.1837) 'The Constitution as I understand it', 'Roman Firmness' mule reverse, Fine, Duchess of Gloucester Token 1774 in copper by J.Kirk Fine, some scratches, Copper token by Sparrow of Bishopsgate, 1823 Ironmongers, reverse hot air balloon, 'ASCENDED AT OXFORD JUNE 23 1823' Good Fine, Farthing token or medalet George IV 1821 21mm diameter in copper Fine, Halfpenny 19th Century Middlesex Political and Social Series 1794 DH1016 edge 'CURRENT EVERY WHERE', Fine, plus an unidentified ancient coin
France Agricultural/Wedding medal 1802, silver, 37mm, obv. Au CultivateurLaborieux, in exergue Floreal 1802 AN X, rev. Commune Perennitatis Votum, in exergue Secundae Delphini Nuptiae M DCC XLVII. Pierced AVF.
Medals a mixed group :- Prize medal Chronology of the Reigns of Britain Henry VII to Victoria in white metal UNC boxed, Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth 1937. The Confectioners, Bakers and Allied Trades Exhibition in bronze oval, UNC boxed. Birmingham Photographic Society 1913 Prize medal 80mm diameter in brass reverse inscribed Class A Wilfred Harrison, A/UNC boxed. Eton College Regular attendance medal undated 46mm in bronze UNC boxed. Coronation of Edward VII City of Coventry in white metal UNC boxed. Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897 39mm diameter in white metal, by Restall, Birmingham, UNC and lustrous. Sir Isaac Pitman - Pitman's Metropolitan Schools Verbatim Reporting Competition Prize medal 41mm diameter in bronze UNC boxed. Coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra 1902 31mm in brass pierced for suspension. France uniface Pewter medallion 1789 Beginning of French Revolution (No.2) 77mm diameter by F.Andrieu EF
France - General Marquis de Lafayette Defender of AmericaCommemorative Medal 1824 by Francois Caunois, 47mm diameter in bronze, Callignon-412, Oliver-35. Signed on obverse, below bust at left: CAUNOIS FRENCH. Obv: GENERAL LAFAYETTE - Bust of Lafayette facing right with legend (on bust truncation: ".1824."). Rev: THE DEFENDER / OF AMERICAN AND / FRENCH LIBERTY. / 1777-1824. / BORN IN CHAVANIAC, THE 6 SEPTEMBER, /1757. - Inscription within wreath. This medal was issued to commemorate General Lafayette's return visit to America in 1824. A/UNC and nicely toned
Birth of Prince Charles 1630 Obverse four Heart-shaped shields of England and France, Scotland, France and Ireland Reverse a decorative tablet upon which 'HONOR'. PRIN'. MAG'. BRIT'. FRA'. ET'. HIB'. NAT', 29 MAI'. ANN' EF the reverse with some dark toning
France, Napoleon, Confederation of the Rhine 1806 by Andrieu 40mm. Portrait medal by Andrieu, bronze, 40mm., pierced. Republic 1848 medal by Montagny, 40mm. Wine Exposition, Bordeaux 1882 , by Massonnet, silvered bronze, 67mm., awarded to John Wilkinson, Coolalta. Generally GVF. (4).
France, Prefecture De La Seine Service des Aliens bronze prize medal by Roti, to Melle Druon Alice, 1er prix D'Administration 1905, in red leather case of issue. Strasbourg Medical bronze medal, Dr Albert Schweitzer Nobel Prize 1952, gilt metal. Stoke Mandeville International Games medal 1964, winner wheel chair relay. Together with a R.A. music medal 1913, Olympia Exhibition medal 1934 and Professor Holloway's Penny token 1858, AVF or better (7).
Prussia, Solomon Gessner memorial by Vivier, bronze 42mm., Quintinus Matsys memorial by de Grave, bronze 46mm., France Charles X Coronation 1825 by Gayrard, bronze 42mm., Vatican Pius XII medal by Mistrvssi, 60mm. GVF. (4).
FranceMarriage of Louis XV to Marie Antoinette 1770 36mm diameter in silver by Roettiers, Obverse facing busts LUD. AUG. DELPHINI ET M.A. JOS. II. IMP SORORIS CONUBIUM, Exergue DIE XVI MAII MDCCLXX, Reverse: SACRUM AETERNAE CONCORDIA PIGNUS, VF Attractively Toned
FranceLouis XV The Military Conquest of Brussels 1746 41mm diameter in bronze by Marshal Maurice of Saxony by Marteau, François Joseph, 28.82 grams. Obverse: Bust right, LVD. XV. REX CHRISTIANISS Reverse: A warrior bearing flag city view and castle behind MARS HYEMIS IMMEMOR, Exergue XXI. FEBRUARII M.DCC.XLVI A/UNC with an attractive patina, Ex-J.Elsen & Sons Auction 100 Lot 29
Royal Society of Arts Patron's Medal 1930, bronze, in case. Greece, Bank of Greece 60th Anniversary Medal, silver, edge nicks AVF. France, Horticultural Society of Picardy medal, silver. South African Marine Corporation medal bronze, pierced. Canada 1759-1959 Anniversary medal by P. Vincze, silver plated & numbered 32, in case. Together with three uniface medals (8)
Resolution and Adventure Medal 1772 Eimer 744a 43mm diameter in copper showing the distinctive die break to the left of the exergue. Obverse Bust of George III laureate. GEORGE III. KING. OF. GR. BRITAIN. FRANCE. AND. IRELAND ETC. Reverse Two Ships at sea RESOLVTION ADVENTURE. Exergue. SAILED . FROM. ENGLAND MARCH MDCCLXXII Fine for wear, with corroded surfaces as is normal on this issue, and showing the mount mark at the top as do all examples. Eimer states:- 'The medal was commissioned by naturalist and benefactor Joseph Banks (1743-1820) who was to have accompanied Captain James Cook on his second voyage (1728-1729) but withdrew at a late stage. These medals were distributed at more than 30 places and generally show up in a worn and weathered state. 2000 medals are said to have been produced made from an alloy of copper, lead, zinc and tin. A further 142 example were struck in silver and 2 in gold. All examples appear to have been struck from a cracked die, as does this example.' Only a handful of examples have been discovered, mainly in New Zealand. Examples are held in the collections of Te Papa and the National Museum of Australia. A truly rare piece.
France 1842 Obverse Bust of Louis Philippe I by Barre LOUS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS, Reverse Soldier on horseback right L'ARMEE AU DUC D'ORLEANS PRINCE ROYAL in exergue M.DCCC.XLII EF with a couple of small rim nicks, in the round fitted case of issue
The Marriage of HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH Princess Alexandra 1863 51mm diameter in White Metal by Ottley of Birmingham, Eimer 1563 EF, France Series Numismatica (2) Ludovicvs Galvani (Physiologist) 41mm diameter in bronze, by Caque, A/UNC, Ludovicvs Lacaille (Astronomer) 41mm diameter in bronze by Schmit A/UNC
VictoriaDiamond Jubilee 1897 56mm diameter in Bronze the Official Royal Mint issue UNC boxed, Coronation of Edward VII 1902 31mm diameter in silver the official Royal Mint issue UNC toned, Prince of Wales Investiture 1969 40mm diameter in silver (3) each consecutively numbered on the edge, France Henry Bouley, Veterinarian, President of the Science Academy 1884-1885 66mm diameter in bronze VF, prize medals 19th and 20th Century (9) mostly in bronze or white metal, in mixed grades
A scarce World War Two D.S.M. group of seven to Petty Officer D.N.Garrett R.N., D.S.M. George VI issue, fixed suspension (JX 134386 D.N.Garrett P.O. R.N.) , 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star with France & Germany clasp, Italy Star, War Medal, Naval Long Service Medal G.VI.R. issue (JX 134386 D.N.Garrett C.P.O. H.M.S. Daedalus (Fleet Air Arm Base)), these mounted as worn. Together with a Naval General Service Medal bar Near East E.II.R. issue (JX 134386 D.N.Garrett D.S.M. C.P.O. R.N.), GVF. (7). D.S.M. London Gazette 1.1.1943 "For gallantry and outstanding service ... in dangerous waters ...). Probably awarded for Malta Convoys.
Victoria Visit to Wolverhampton 1866 64mm diameter in White Metal by Ottley, Eimer 1587 EF with some surface marks, Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897 56mm diameter in bronze the Official Royal Mint issue Eimer 1817 EF with some spots, Montrose Academy Prize Medal 1839 51mm diameter in silver presented by Sir James Duke M.P. Obverse Building and Motto, Reverse 14 line inscription VF toned, France Palais de L'Industrrie 1855 68mm diameter in Zinc by F.Caque EF
The New Testament a series of medals in bronze (18) each bearing quotes from the New Testament along with a lid on a container for them with the inscription Testamental Truths EF, France 1953 Coronation of Elizabeth II by H.Dropsy A/UNC boxed, Sir Joseph Paxton UNC in white metal, in the shell case of issue, George IV Visit to Scotland in white metal EF, North Eastern Railway King Edward Bridge over the River Tyne, also three additional medals in base metal these low grade or holed
World (4) France, German surrender at Reims 7 May 1945, bronze, 68mm., Poland, Mayor Bronislaw Lachowicz 1907-1943, bronze 70mm., in case; Poland Wojsko Polskie medal, silvered bronze, 70mm. In case. Spain, International Year of The Poor 1981, bronze, 80mm. GVF or better (4).
Alliance of Russia and Prussia against France 1813 45mm diameter in silver by Loos Obverse Portraits facing ALEXANDER KAISER VON RUSSLAND FR.WILHELM KOENIG VON PREUSSEN. Reverse a Tombstone decorated D.5.NOV 1805 IM VERTRAUEN AUF GOTT. With national emblems, arms and flags behind, BUNDNISS ZUM KAMPF FUR UNABHANGIGKEIT UND WOHLSTAND GVF
First World War, Peace 1919 38mm diameter in silver, Eimer 1964 variant, Obverse Bust of George V left, TO COMMEMORATE THE VICTORIUS PEACE 1919 GREAT BRITAIN / ITALY / BELGIUM / UNITED STATES / SERBIA / FRANCE Reverse PAX ET CONCORDIA Britannia standing, two cherubs below A/UNC
France Ph. Nericault Destouches 41mm diameter in bronze, part of the extensive 'Galerie Metallique Des Grands Hommes Francais' series A/UNC with a couple of small spots, along with the obverse die used to strike the piece, unusual and Rare
France & Germany & Vatican (7), assorted bronze medals includes Geneva, Restoration of Peace 1738, cast, Maria Theresia 1745, Cardinal Hercules Consalvi (1722-1818), George Canning 1827, August Hermann Niemeyer, Pius IX 1854, Leipzig 1913. GVF.
France (4), Napoleon Bonaparte uniface plaque by Andrieu, 140mm dia, gilt metal. Bonaparte Premier Consul, gilt medal by Andrieu, rev standing female, Louis XVI & Marie Antionette medal by Du Vivier, 72mm., Bronze gilt uniface plaque of Raymond Poincare by J.C. Chaplain in case. Most EF. (4).
World (5) Belgium Rubens portrait medal by Hart 1840 bronze 72mm., FranceParis Geographical Society medal for China 1901 by L.Bottee gilt metal, France Vichy Medal "Source des Celestins bronze, 67mm., Switzerland Christoforo Colombo medal 1953 silvered metal, Japan Tokyo Olympics Medal 1964 gilt metal. GVF. (5).
Jubilee 1887, by J.E. Boehm, bronze, 77mm. The Official Royal Mint issue, rim engraved "Frances Mary Fordham April 17 1887", two severe edge cuts otherwise GVF. Together with other assorted Coronation & Jubilee medals (12). Mixed grades. (13).
France, Gaston Menier 1883 by P. Tasset, 68mm, Paris Judicial Medal 1965, silvered bronze, Belgium N.S.B./F.N.C. 1914-1945 medal, bronze & Sante L'Enfance 1916 medal, silvered metal by G. Devreese. Vatican Pius VI 1975, silvered metal. GVF. (5).
France, silver plaque by G.Dupre, 50x63mm., kneeling figure (Christ?) with child praying, rev. "Quand tout change pour toi la nature est la meme. Et le meme soleil se leve sur tes jours". Very attractive, on velvet pad, EF.
World (5), France W.A.&H.I.U. Show 1910, bronze Obv. artist at easel, Sports medal by L.Cariat bronze, G.B. Cardiff Technical School medal (session 1899-1900), Life Saving Society Medal 1933, bronze, Coronation Medal 1953 issued by the National Playing Fields Assoc., bronze. EF.
France Missionary Medallion 1990 in bronze by J.Balme weighing 564 grammes UNC boxed, Missions of the Orbiter Challenger a 10 medal set 1985-1986 showing astronauts connected with the missions UNC cased
Concorde Silver medal 1976 First passenger flight to Bahrain 38mm diameter in silver UNC boxed, World War IIDefence Medals (3) NEF-EF, France 5 Sols medallic 1792 NEF as part of a group of mostly 20th Century base metal (23) in mixed higher grades some boxed
VaticanPapal Medal 32mm diameter in bronze undated (1667-1669) Obverse Bust of Pope Clement IX, left, wearing camauro, mozzetta, and stole. CLEM.IX.PONT.MAX.AN.II Reverse PACE POPVLIS SVIS A DOMINO CONCESSA, Procession of clergy in St. Peter's Square, entering basilica to celebrate a Te Deum for the Peace of Aachen. [Moroni XIV, 55] Fine, Plymouth Burrator Reservoir 1898 44mm diameter in White Metal, Obverse 'PLYMOUTH 21st SEPR 1898 THE BURRATOR RESERVOIR CONSTRUCTE TO AVERT THE DANGER & HARDSHIP TO WHICH THE TOWN WAS FORMERLY LIABLE WAS THIS DAY COMPLETED.THIS MEDAL WAS STRUCK TO COMMEMORATE THE EVENT AND IS THE GIFT OF J.T.BOND MAYOR 1891-1896-1898 in 13 lines Reverse view of the reservoir and surrounding area COMMENCED 9th AUGUST 1893. AREA IS 116 ACRES. CAPACITY 651,000,000 GALLONS, EF, Borough of Plymouth 1896 38mm diameter in White Metal Obverse Town arms, Reverse BOROUGH OF PLYMOUTH CREATED 1439 WILLIAM KETHRICHE MAYOR EXTENDED 1896 J.T.BOND MAYOR in 6 lines EF holed at the top, Lusitania medal 1915 55mm diameter cast Eimer 1914a EF, Death of Princess Charlotte 1817 25mm diameter in base metal Fine, FranceParis undated 10-sided in base metal Obverse C.DETOUCHE 228 RUE ST.MARTIN 230, Reverse MAISON DE CONFIANCE ORFEVRERIE INVARIABLE PRIX FIXE HORLOGERIE BIJOUTERIE JOAILLERIE Fine
Tribute to Henrietta Maria 1628 by N. Briot, silver, 29mm. Obv. shields of England & France, rev. tree. (Eimer110) Surface scratches AVF. Charles & Maria silver jetton, 27mm, obv. conjoined busts, rev. three crowns & crossed swords. AVF. (2).
France, assorted medals (6) Rouget de Lisle1760-1836, bronze, La Harve naval medal 1905, Academic medal 1904, bronze, Reims Music Festival medal 1969, silver, Edouard Goose Plaque 1923, silver. Together with another cast bronze plaque. An interesting lot
A Great War DCM & MM group to Sjt. H. Temple Royal Engineers. Distinguished Conduct Medal G.V.R. (13666 2 Cpl. 1/ Sig. Co. R.E.), Military Medal G.V.R (13666 2 Cpl. 1/ D.S.Co. R.E.), 1914 Mons Star (13666 Sapr R.E.), British War & Victory Medals with M.I.D. oakleaf 13666 A.Sjt. R.E.Defence Medal, ImperialService Medal GVIR (Harold Temple DCM MM). Mounted as worn, First two slightly polished otherwise GVF. The Imperial Service Medal was awarded to Mr Harold Temple DCM MM in recognition of nearly half a century of outstanding service to the Crown. Enlisted in R.E. in 1904, and served in Ireland, until early 1914, when he joined the Post Office Telegraph Service at New Cross. He went to France and Belgium when the war started won the DCM & MM, and was Mentioned in Despatches for Conspicuous Gallantry during operations - for repairing telephone lines under heavy gunfire, for carrying a wounded colleague to a dressing room under heavy fire and returning to duty. He was wounded twice and after six months at hospital was sent to Signal School at Farnham where he stayed till he was demobilised in 1919. He returned to the Post Office and was promoted to Inspector in 1941. He served as a Captain in the Home Guard in the Second World War.
World Medals (6) including seated female, bronze, no inscription by Brenet. Belgium, Leopold II Agricultural Prize Medal 1876, silver gilt, France small Henri IV/ Louis XVIII bronze medal, Spanish Papal Medal of Ferdinand. Vatican Leo. XIII, 1887, gilt, Antonius Genovensis Medal by Catenacci, bronze, GVF
Three groups to the Higgs family. 1) Crimea group of Four including: Crimea Medal bar Sebastopol (Driver Willm. Higgs R.H.A.) impressed naming but rank engraved, Turkish Crimea Sardinian issue, unnamed, suspension repair. Meritorious Service Medal, Victorian issue (Sergt Major W. Higgs (Late R.A.) engraved naming, L.S. & G.C. Victorian issue (14 Serjt-Maj. W. H. Higgs R.H.A.) impressed naming. Sold with copied service papers. 2) First World WarBritish War & Victory Medals (207969 Gnr. F.G.Higgs, R.A.) With badges, dog tags & service docs. 3) Second World War group of five to Lt. F.C. Higgs R.A. including 1939-45 & France & Germany Stars, Defence & War Medals and Efficiency Medal with Territorial suspension, G.VI.R. (Lt. F.C.Higgs R.A.). Crimea Fair other GVF
World Crown sized Silver Proof Medals (8) World Cup France 1998 (4) depicting Sweden, France, Hungary and Czechoslovakia, European Union 1996 Greece, 1996 Eire, 1996 Sweden, 1997 Great Britain, all Proof FDC in .999 Silver in capsules with certificates, Battle of Lissa 1757, Surrender of Breslau as Eimer 656 Obverse Equestrian figure facing left FREDERIC KING OF PRUSSIA Exergue Rosbach Nov 5 Reverse Infantry attacking a fortress WE SUBMIT PRISONERS OF WAR Exergue Breslau Breslau Dec 20 1757 Fine, Eimer states that many similar medals of this type were struck, plus World Banknotes (2) Switzerland 20 Francs 1935 Pick 39e 11/4/1935 Good Fine, Germany 10 Marks 1971 Pick 28 Six digit number Fine
1939-45 Medals (5) 1939-45 & France & Germany Stars, Defence & War Medals. In card box of issue with forwarding slip addressed to F.Weatherhead. ImperialService Medal E.II.R. issue to Frederick Arthur Weatherhead, in case of issue. EF
Group of four First World War to 1541 Sergeant Walter Skilbeck of YorkEast Riding Yeomanry, includes Service and War medals, Territorial Force Efficiency medal VF-EF, newspaper cuttings, history and photographs of the subject, plus soldier's pay book, along with a group of four Second World War to John Skilbeck, 8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars later the Armoured Reconnaissance of the 7th Armoured Division. comprises France and Germany Stars, War and Service medals NEF, comes with history of the subject plus photographs, in glass frames so unsuitable for posting
First World War Medals to Private A. Mullender, R.W.Kent R., 1914-15 Star (S.E.-1432 Pte A.Flack, A.V.C.) presumably a replacement, British War & Victory Medals (203793 Pte. A. Mullender R.W.Kent R.), Defence Medal, these four mounted as worn. Special Constabulary Medal G.V.R. ( Charles Mullender). ImperialService Medal, G.VI.R.(Henry Fitzhugh) in case of issue. World War II Medals - 1939-45 & France and Germany Stars, and War Medal. Together with three commemorative medals. Good very fine. (5).
Coronation & Royalty medals including George 1 Coronation 1714 by Croker, silver, (Eimer 467), Peace between England & France 1814, white metal, Silver wedding 1863 (1.2cm), Coronation 1902, gilt metal (BHM 3836), other Coronation Medals worn with ribbons
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