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  1. Yes it was mine, sold at a 2016 Nov.Torex auction in Toronto, along with my small US and Canadian collection. I purchased it in 2007 from a dealer, Ross D.King, at a coin show in Toronto which was hosting the 2007 Torex auction. Glad it has found its way to a good home I guess you have seen this from p. 563 of the December, 1916 issue of The Numismatist. "Mr. A. Reimers exhibited a gold medal (size $20 piece, $28 gold value,) with bail, which was struck in San Francisco, November 26th, 1855, to commemorate the fall of Sebastopol. This medal was presented to Mrs. George
  2. That is great, would be a shame to lose your great thread because of Photobucket How not to run a business, except into the ground perhaps. After the experience with Photobucket I do not feel like trusting third party sites.
  3. If you right click on the Photobucket image and select open image in new tab you can then download the image. I did that on your image(then resized and compressed it and hosted on this site and is the thumbnail below. Takes time but as you do it it gets quicker. Hope you do not mind me using your image and you have to click on the thumbnail image. I also hosted it on my site, which is the first image below as attached files are always at the end, shame you cannot imbed them in the text. Next medal/taler up for auction starting 8pm on Sunday, 1/22/2017 at eBay Fribourg 1934 Swiss Sho
  4. I had my images on Photobucket and I will begin using my own site for hosting. It will take me sometime to replace all or at least most images in my previous posts but I intend to do so, wish me luck!
  5. This is another piece of Bagnall's work signed under the horse's rear legs. IN BANNISTER RIDE/ING MASTER RETURNS/THANKSTO THE PUB/LIC IN GENERAL. Bannister's first name was James, the engraver has mistakenly used the abbreviation for John, possibly because there was a famous actor called John Bannister living at the same time. Though it is not in great condition, it was a must buy as it is most unlikely that I will see another because of its extreme rarity and it has the Bagnall connection and it completes the know Bannister set for my collection.
  6. This is signed by my old friend Bagnall and completes the set of 2 Bannister Circus tickets/passes known.
  7. I have rotated your image and can make out HENRICVS REX and you also can make out the crown, curls, hand and sceptre it looks like it was a Henry obverse overstruck with the reverse or vise versa. Could also have been issued in John's reign.
  8. BHM# 378 British Museum's Curator's comments Bindman According to Bell the dies for this medal were engraved by Thomas and/or Peter Wyon in Birmingham. He adds that it was probably struck by Kempson, a Birmingham token manufacturer. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=948973&partId=1 You are most welcome Bob, your friend Pat.
  9. A very minor correction, what I thought was DURN is BURN(for, I suspect, a rider in the circus, Burne) see 1816 poster clipping. He was still performing in 1824 at an Edinburgh equestrian theatre show
  10. The scant descriptions of this medal only mention the scenic elements from his art portrayed on the reverse, which not only miss the possible significance of the Dioscuri(Castor & Pollux), Cassiopeia & the Three Graces but fail to acknowledge them at all. Though one does suggest the 3 heavenly women represent the 3 primary colours. The Dioscuri(Greek) can be recognized by the skull-cap they wear, the pilos, which was explained in antiquity as the remnants of the egg. Whether the children are thus mortal or half-immortal is not consistent among accounts, nor is whether the twi
  11. Never realy paid too much attention to the subject of Labyrinths but I just learnt the difference between them and Mazes. A labyrinth has but one entrance and its path leads one invariably to the center, whereas a maze can have more than one entrance and is a puzzle which has to be solved to reach the center and then sets the problem of extricating oneself. So it is a maze depicted on the jeton and in the illustration. Theseus would have had no need for thread to exit a Labyrinth, so was the Minotaur's lair in fact a maze? It would seem so! Amazing Unless(all my own work)
  12. Thanks for the most interesting post Frank, here is a cached version of the missing article. In a previous edition of Caerdroia (“The Labyrinth on Coins & Tokens” Caerdroia 36, pp.4-9) I described several coins and tokens decorated with labyrinths contained within the Labyrinthos Archive, including a jeton (a ‘coin’ created for political or promotional purposes) with a depiction of Theseus and the Labyrinth on its reverse, issued in Burgundy, France, in 1678. Recently added to the Labyrinthos collection is another similar jeton, minted in the Spanish Netherlands in the late 16th centur
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