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NUMISMATIC NUGGETS: MARCH 26, 2017

The E-Sylum (3/26/2017)


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Here's a selection of interesting or unusual items I came across in the marketplace this week. Tell us what you think of some of these. We open with something for numismatic bibliophiles, with the description Google-translated from German. -Editor

1681 Effigies Romanorum
1681 Effigies Romanorum Effigies Romanorum Imperatorum ex antiquis numismatibus, quae in Thesauro Christinae Reginae adservantur delineatae ... a Julio Caesare, ad Leopoldum semp. Augus. Rome, JJde Rubeis 1681. Imp.Fol. With 166 etched medallions, 164 of them. Portraits of the Roman emperors from Julius Caesar to Franz I. on 56 Bl., On Darst, trimmed and mounted on 15 Bl. Hlwd. 19th century. With blue dj. With goldprpr. Tit: "The Roman Emperors". (Slightly loosened, lightly rubbed and slightly dry). AKL 4, p. 598. Thieme-B. II, 51. -

The first (unnumbered) medallion shows an allegory on Rome. The last etching with empty medallion left and cartouche with eagle, with the imprint and date 1681. At least the two last portraitbl. With the numer. Portraits 159-164 are, however, later dated, So that the work in this completeness could not have appeared before 1745 (coronation year Franz I). - 1 sheet loose

To read the complete lot description, see:
100-1Aquila.P. (www.kiefer.de/auktion_artikel_details.aspx?KatNr=1&utm_source=auctions&utm_content=auktion-100)

Second Issue Five Cent Fractional Note

Second Issue Five Cent Fractional Note

Nothing rare or notable here, but the U.S. Civil War is rich in numismatic items, and I've always had a soft spot for Fractional Currency. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
SECOND ISSUE FIVE CENT FRACTIONAL NOTE (www.proxibid.com/aspr/SECOND-ISSUE-FIVE-CENT-FRACTIONAL-NOTE/35230931/LotDetail.asp?lid=35230931)

1860's Abraham Lincoln Broken Column Medal

Abraham Lincoln Broken Column Medal obverse Abraham Lincoln Broken Column Medal reverse

1860's Abraham Lincoln Broken Column Silver US Mint Medal Memorial Token, Julian PR-37 19mm Uncirculated, toned, proof like with some light hairlines.

This one is offered by Steve Hayden. Quite a simple design. Nice piece. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
1860's Abraham Lincoln Broken Column Silver US Mint Medal Memorial Token (ww.ebay.com/itm/1860s-Abraham-Lincoln-Broken-Column-Silver-US-Mint-Medal-Memorial-Token/382006215388)

1930s Wine Vineyard Medal

1930s Wine Vineyard Medal obverse 1930s Wine Vineyard Medal reverse

THIS SILVER (33.8 GRAMS) VINYARD, WINE GROWING PRIZE MEDAL PARIS, FRANCE. THE MEDAL IS BY CHOBILLON AND WHILE UNDATED IS, WE BELIEVE, FROM SOMETIME IN THE 1930S. THE MEDAL HAS THE WORD "ARGENT" ON THE RIM AS WELL AS THE MAKER'S MARK AND SILVER HALLMARK.

THIS SILVER MEDAL (33.8 GRAMS) IS GRADED A GOOD XF. THE MEDAL MEASURES 41MM. VERY DETAILED REVERSE WITH SOME LIGHT RUBBING TO BOTH SIDES. ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL PATINA.

The reverse is signed by Emile Monier. Great scene, nice medal. But WHY DO SO MANY SELLERS ON EBAY HAVE A BROKEN CAPS LOCK KEY? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
FRANCE-FRENCH-PARIS-CA1930S-WINE-HARVEST-AWARD-MEDAL-SILVER (www.ebay.com/itm/FRANCE-FRENCH-PARIS-CA1930S-WINE-HARVEST-AWARD-MEDAL-SILVER/132130627888)

1941 Honda Gold Medal

Honda gold medal obverse Honda gold medal reverse

A Honda gold Medal issued by the Nippon Kinsofu Gakkai (Japanese Metallurgical Institute) in 1941, awarded to Professor Doctor Friedrich Korber (1887-1944), the 18ct gold medallion depicting the bust of Kotaro Honda and with details of recipient to reverse, 50mm diameter (weight 103.6 grammes), in black leather cloth fitted case and wooden outer box, complete with an obituary of Dr. Korber and with English translation of same

Estimate £3,000 - 4,000

I'd never heard of the Kotaro Honda medal and was unable to find more information online. Can anyone help. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
A Honda gold Medal issued by the Nippon Kinsofu Gakka (www.thecanterburyauctiongalleries.com/Lot/?sale=FA040417&lot=156&id=49698)

1966 World Cup Winners Gold Medal

1966 World Cup Winners Gold Medal obverse 1966 World Cup Winners Gold Medal reverse

1966 World Cup Winners Gold Medal awarded to Gerry Byrne by FIFA and issued in 2009 to England squad members, stamped HF 0.750 to the reverse World Championship Jules Rimet Cup ‘Gerry Byrne’ England 1966, issued to the remaining England squad after only the starting 11 received medals during the competition. The medals were presented to the players by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing street organised by the FA. The medal party headed straight from Downing street to Wembley Stadium on the England team bus for their match against Andorra 10/06/2009.

Guide Price: £32000.00 - £35000.00

Who wants a gaudy Super Bowl ring when you can have an elegant World Cup Winners Gold Medal? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
LOT 952 1966 World Cup Winners Gold Medal awarded to... (www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/lot-704499-1966_world_cup_winners_gold_medal_awarded.html)

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