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Auction 74  12-13 Apr 2023
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Lot 677
Estimate: 1250 GBP
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Minimum bid: 1000 GBP
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France, Louis Philippe (1773–1850, King 1830-1848), visit of Louis-Philippe, Queen Marie-Amélie and the Royal children to the Monnaie de Paris [Mint], large silver medal, 1833, by Jean-Jacques Barre, a winged angel holds two oval medallions with busts, vis-à-vis, of the King and Queen, on ribband below, LA FAMILIE ROYALE VISITE LA MONNAIE LE 8 NOV 1833, rev. cherubs and angels support medallions of the Royal Family, oval, top: Louise Marie Adélaïde Eugénie d'Orléans, bottom: Ferdinand Philippe d'Orléans and Louise d'Orléans, Queen of the Belgians, rectangular, left: Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Nemours, Clémentine d'Orléans and Antoine d'Orléans, Duke of Montpensier, r., Henri Eugène Philippe Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Aumale, Marie d'Orléans, later Duchess of Württemberg and François d'Orléans, Prince de Joinville, 76mm. (Collignon 1064, bronze; BDM I, 129, illus.; CGMP 2, 138-139-E), struck c. 1845-1860, a wonderful medal renowned for having 11 portraits, reverse darkly toned, certified and graded by PCGS as Specimen 62
A small though important group of French medals in silver. The medals in the lots 676 – 683 have been certified and graded by PCGS who have have marked each item as "Main Ag" which the cataloguers can only assume refers to the poinçon on the edge of each, a Hand and the word ARGENT, the mark for the period 1845-1860. The slabbing process means that the cataloguers have been unable to see the edges and have not been able to get an exact measurement or weight. Large silver medals of this period are all extremely rare and this is a very good group.

Estimate: 1250 - 1500 GBP
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