Lot Archive


№ 638


8 December 1994

Hammer Price:

France, “Series Numismatica Universalis Virorum Illustrium” portrait medals by Barrre, Cacque and others: Ludovico Ariosto; Roger Bacon; Johann Guttemberg; Friedrich Schiller; Torquato Tasso; Anthony Van Dyck; Johann Winkelmann; “Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Français” portrait medals: Corneille; de la Fontaine; de la Motte Fenelon; Belgium, Rembrandt, an early nineteenth century portrait medal by Simon; and a French late nineteenth century bronze gilt award of the Paris Academy of Industrial Inventors and Exhibitors.The medal of Fontaine somewhat mishandled, with knocks to rim, others generally extremely fine (15)

The medal of Roger Bacon, the medieval Franciscan Friar, and one of the greatest of English philosophers and scientists (cf. MI i, 4/1) illustrated