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GABRIEL BERTRAND, Biologist

1938, France. GABRIEL BERTRAND. By De Herain. AE 80MM. Obv: Bust facing left. Rev: Branches, inscription, snake, scientific equipment and toadstools. Extremely fine. $100

WILLIAM CAMDEN, Antiquary and Author, 1551-1623

1823, France/Great Britain. WILLIAM CAMDEN. By Armand Auguste Caque. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Camden facing left. Rev: Biographical inscription. BDM vol. 1 p. 204. Extremely fine. $40. Sorry, SOLD

LUIS (VAZ) DE CAMOES, Poet, 1517-1579

1821, France/Portugal. LUIS (VAZ) DE CAMOES. By Armand Auguste Caque. AE 41mm. Obv: Laureate head of Camoes facing right. Rev: Biographical inscription. Nearly extremely, slight edge bumps. $40

MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Novelist, Playwright and Poet, 1547-1616

1818, France/Spain. MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA. By Raymond Gayrard. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Cervantes facing left. Rev: Biographical inscription. Extremely fine. $45


DOMENICO CIMAROSA, Composer of Comic Opera, 1749-1801

1818, France/Italy. DOMENICO CIMAROSA. By Jean-Jacques Barre. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust facing left. Rev: Biographical inscription. Extremely fine. $45


JESUS CHRIST

1848, Great Britain. THE PARISH CHURCH OF FRITTENDEN RESTORED AND ENLARGED. By Allen and Moore. AE 45mm. Obv: Bust of Christ facing left. Rev: Inscription. Extremely fine. $75


SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, Statesman

1965, Great Britain/France. THE LIBERATION OF FRANCE. By Pierre Turin. AE 68mm. Obv: Bust of Churchill, wearing a cap and trenchcoat, facing three-quarters left. Rev: an armorial shield above an inscription. Engstrom 11D. Extremely fine. $90

Georges CLEMENCEAU, French General.


1929, France. GEORGES CLEMENCEAU. By F. Sicard. AE-gilt 90mm. Obv: Head of Clemenceau facing left. Rev: The Athenian Owl. Extremely fine. $300

WILLIAM CONGREVE, Neoclassical Dramatist, 1670-1729

1819, France/Great Britain. WILLIAM CONGREVE. By Armand Auguste Caque. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Congreve facing right. Rev: Biographical inscription. BDM vol. 1 p.204. Extremely fine. $45

MAURICE DE BUS, Medallist and sculptor.


1964, France. MAURICE DE BUS, EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEE MONETAIRE. By U. Gemignani. AE 82mm. Obv: Bust facing right. Rev: A stylized bust with raised hands in front. Number 104 of a limited edition of 300. Extremely fine. $75


FRANCOIS DE SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE FENELON, Archbishop, Theologian and Writer, 1651-1715


1822, France. FRANCOIS DE SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE FENELON. By Armand Auguste Caque. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Fenelon facing left. Rev: Biographical inscription. Color a little uneven. Extremely fine. $45



 
ALBRECHT VON HALLER, Biologist, 1708-1777

1821. France/Switzerland. ALBRECHT VON HALLER. By Armand Auguste Caque. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of von Haller facing right. Rev: Biographical inscription. BDM vol. 1 p.204. Color of the reverse somewhat uneven, extremely fine. $45

 

JOSEPH HAYDN, Composer, 1732-1809

1818, France/Austria. JOSEPH HAYDN. By Jacques Edouard Gatteaux. AE 42mm. Obv: bust of Haydn facing left. Rev: Biographical inscription. BDM vol. 2 p. 207. Extremely fine. $50

GENERAL HOCHE

1797, France. GENERAL HOCHE, MEMORIAL. By Du Pumaurin and Gayrard. AE 41mm. Obv: Head facing left. Rev: Inscription within a wreath. D'Essling 2789. Nearly extremely fine. $125

JOHN HUNTER, Anatomist


1904, Great Britain. GLASGOW UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, JOHN HUNTER MEDAL. By N. MacPhail. AE 70mm. Obv: Bust of Hunter facing left. Rev: Inscription. Edge: Inscription: MATTHAEUS J. STEWART,  IN CLASSE PHYSIOLOGIAE PRACTICAE, 1904. Eimer 852, Cochran-Patrick 153/12, Storer 1715. In its original case. Extremely fine. $125

CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS, Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist

1821, France/Netherlands. CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS. By Henrionnet. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Huygens facing right. Rev: Biographical inscription. BDM vol. 2 p. 478. Extremely fine. $60



GUSTAF EDVARD KLEMMING, Swedish Numismatist

1888, Sweden. GUSTAF EDVARD KLEMMING, Numismatist. By A. Lindberg for the Swedish Numismatic Society. AE oval 45mm x 50mm. Obv: Almost facing bust of Klemming with long flowing hair and a forked beard. Rev: Inscription. Extremely fine. $75

FRIEDRICH GOTTLIEB KLOPSTOCK, Epic and Lyric Poet, 1724-1803

1820, France/Germany. FRIEDRICH GOTTLIEB KLOPSTOCK. By Armand Auguste Caque. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Klopstock facing right. Rev: Biographical inscription. BDM vol. 1 p. 205. Color a little uneven, slight patch of verdigris near the rim on the reverse, nearly extremely fine. $40


JOHN LOCKE, Philosopher. 1631-1704

1819, France/Great Britain. JOHN LOCKE. By Francois Augustin Caunois. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Locke facing right. Rev: Biographical inscription. Nearly extremely fine. $50

LOUIS XIV, 1638-1715

1823, France. LOUIS XIV. By Armand Auguste Caque. AE 41mm. Obv: Laureate bust of Louis XIV facing right. Rev: Biographical inscription. Stain on the back of the head, in the hair and on the tie of the wreath. otherwise extremely fine. $45

MARTIN LUTHER, Reformer

1821, Germany. 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE POSTING OF THE 95 THESES AT WITTENBERG. By Konig. AE 40mm. Obv: Bust of Martin Luther facing left. Rev: A monument. Whiting 629. Extremely fine. $125

ANDRE MASSENA, Prince d'Essling, Marshal of France.

1822, France. ANDRE MASSENA, PRINCE D'ESSLING, MARSHAL OF FRANCE. By Jaques Edouard Gatteaux. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Massena, facing left. Rev: List of campaigns within a wreath. Slight discoloration, otherwise extremely fine. $125


BON A. MONCEY, Marshal of France.

Undated (circa 1820), France. BON A. MONCEY MARSHAL OF FRANCE. By Pingret. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust facing right. Rev: List of engagements within a wreath. Nearly extremely fine. $125

JEAN-VICTOR-MARIE MOREAU, General, 1563-1813.

1819, France. JEAN-VICTOR-MARIE MOREAU. By Francois Augustin Caunois. AE 41mm. Obv: Head of Moreau facing right. Extremely fine. $75

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART, Composer.


Undated (circa 1910). WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART. By Hartig. Uniface AE 75mm. Obv: Bust facing right. An insignificant spot (at 10 o' clock), extremely fine. $90

1813, France/Germany. THE BATTLE OF WURTCHEN. By Depaulis. Silver 41mm. Obv: A uniformed bust of Napoleon facing right. Rev: A tropohy of rifles and other arms. D'Essling 1400, Bramsen 1232. A restrike with a cornucopia edge mark (thus struck after 1880). Although this is a restrike, the color and finish of this medal are satisfying. This medal would not look out of place in a collection of contemporary strikings. Nearly extremely fine. $175

NAPOLEON III, Emperor of France.

1856, France. THE OPENING OF THE PALAIS DE COMMERCE AT LYON. By M. Penin. AE 69mm. Obv: Bare head of Napoleon III facing left. Rev: The Palais de Commerce. Extremely fine. $150

ADMIRAL LORD NELSON


1897, Great Britain. THE BREAKING UP LORD NELSON'S FLAGSHIP, "FOUDROYANT." Made from copper taken from the wreck. AE 37mm. Obv: Almost facing, uniformed bust in a hat. Rev: The "Foudroyant." BHM 3613, MH 1919/537, Eimer 1813, Hardy 107. Extremely fine. $50

FRANCESCO PETRARCH, Scholar, Poet and Humanist, 1304-1374

1819, France/Italy. FRANCESCO PETRARCH. By Jeuffroy. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Petrach wearing a cowl and a wreath . Rev: A biographical inscription. Extremely fine. Sorry, SOLD

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Playwright and Poet, 1564-1616

1818, France/Great Britain. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. By Jean Jacques Barre. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Shakespeare facing left. Rev: Biographical inscription. Extremely fine. $75.


GEORGE STEPHENSON, Engineer

1975, Great Britain. 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STOCKTON AND DARLINGTON RAILWAY. Published by Nordon Art Company. silver 53mm. Obv: Almost facing bust of George Stephenson. Rev: Locomomtive No. 1 and a modern locomotive. Cased with a certificate. Proof finish with light toning. $60 

TORQUATO TASSO, Poet, 1544-1595

1820, France/Italy. TORQUATO TASSO. By Jean Jacques Caque. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust right. Rev: Biographical inscription. Extremely fine. $45

ENNIUS QUIRINUS VISCONTI, Archeologist and Conservator. 1751-1818

1820, France/Italy. ENNIUS QUIRINUS VISCONTI. By Jean Jacques Caque. AE 41mm. Obv: Bust of Visconti facing left. Rev: Inscription. BDM vol. 1 p. 205. Extremely fine. $60

ARTHUR, DUKE OF WELLINGTON, Soldier and Statesman

1975, Great Britain. WELLINGTON PICTURE MEDAL. Published by Toye, Kenning and Spencer, Ltd. after I. Porter and E. Orme. Silver 77mm. Obv: Uniformed bust of the Duke of Wellington facing left. Rev: Victory seated and inscribing a tablet. Opens to reveal thirteen colored roundels. Each roundel depicts one ofWellington's engagements with a description on in its back. This is a reproduction of a medal first issued circa 1815, cf. BHM 866. In its original case with a pair of tweezers (for handling the roundels). Slight toning. Extremely fine. $175