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  1. I'd forgotten this one. There are alternative varieties of this medal, here is mine. It doesn't feature the aberrant "2nd" seen above.
  2. I'd forgotten that. It appeared on some of the early copper centavos but was quickly replaced by la union hace la fuerza. Same meaning really. I used to collect Bolivian medals of this period but stayed away from religious medals, which this seems to be. I can't even think of a reference work that might cover it although an Argentinian site called moviarg.com does cover some other S.A. countries.
  3. Sadly you've washed out the image with too much light. Can you please take close cropped images of both sides and tell us the weight and diameter, also what you believe the metal to be.
  4. I think that it may be a coin case. There were similar cases in England to hold a sovereign or half sov.
  5. Barre is either this man https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques-Jean_Barre or one of his two sons. Your image is unclear, is that the full extent to which it opens? I would usually expected to see a small knife blade concealed within.
  6. The top medal on this page: http://www.theeasterrising.eu/140RoyalVisits/RV.htm is the one usually attributed to Parkes. Count the shamrocks, there's a different number. A large variety of medallions were issued, only 4 or 5 officially, and the literature is sketchy. The official issues are listed in Lawrence Brown's British Historical Medals Volume 2. The BHM numbers start around the BHM 1130 mark.
  7. This design was used on a range of sporting trophies, frequently with a suspension loop. Although Victorii is a Romanian word, in this case it is merely a case of Deco styling. I would suggest that K. A. R. stands for King's African Rifles. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/594236467/antiquevintage-silver-medalmedallion?ref=similar_items-26
  8. This is beautiful and, as a Dieges & Cust fan, surprising. I love their academic and sporting medals but have never encountered anything like this. Sadly, there is little in the way of references for D&C.
  9. It's a Simcox and until I'd checked I was unaware that they'd made them in this style without the laurel wreath edge. I'm not so sure about the depression in the middle. Can you check by running numerous diameters through the centre that the hole is actually central? I'm getting the impression that it may be post mint damage.
  10. I think the population may be expanding. This one has a reeded edge and is struck on a 24 mm flan. Terrible condition but it's looking hopeful for a BHM 995.
  11. There's a new kid in town: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/C18th-Medallion-Token-Parate-Via-Domini-John-the-Baptist-Religious/123578893838?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170221122447%26meid%3Db500c057ae304dc28539f81e14737665%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D123570971789%26itm%3D123578893838&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982
  12. He certainly worked for W&H in the late 20s-early 30s I'd still say the first one is definitely his, see the JOHN D. LARKIN company 50th anniversary medal for stylistic similarities.
  13. Style is W&H and I'd put good money on the artist being Julio Kilenyi.
  14. One sold recently: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Gorham-Bronze-Heavy-Paperweight-Eagle-Cleveland-Post-Office-Souvenir-NR/183225432618?hash=item2aa9163a2a:g:MB8AAOSwqDha-YIf
  15. If you have access to Standard Catalog of World Coins, you will find the mintmarks illustrated at the start of the France section
  16. Are there any Canadian medal collectors able to help me with this beauty? I can't find another online and the only reference, Canadian Diamond Jubilee Medals by R. W. Mclachan on Archive.org suffers from bad OCR scanning. The edges are so crisp and sharp you could cut yourself. Obverse: Laureated bust of the Queen, left, 1837 to her left, 1897 to her right. Around which: VICTORIA QUEEN. AND. EMPRESS Reverse: A shield bearing the arms of Great Britain ; outside of which a garter inscribed TO COMMEMORATE THE. SIXTIETH. YEAR. OF. MAJESTY'S. REIGN Around which is a narrow wreath of maple leaves with CANADA at the top and the date 1897 below. It is signed QUINT PHILA. (S. H. QUINT & SON This is a firm of engravers and medallists doing business in Philadelphia.) Bronze 38 mm. This medal, in aluminum, was distributed among the school children of Montreal by the Star newspaper.The same medal was distributed in bronze and silver as prizes by the Montreal Exposition Co. at their exhibition held in August 1897.
  17. Thank you Pat. Strangely the only BM reference that I could find was a pewter medal at 33 mm. Also, unless the museum has mistranscribed it there remains the HIS JURY/THE JURY divergence. Sadly the BM doesn't show an image but your BMH attribution sorted it out. The jury D&H 204 His jury D&H 205
  18. I'm having a few unexpected difficulties with this one. On the token, it is misspelled CORESPONDING, which I can't find. Also "Integrity of his jury" other examples give the jury.. I'm wondering if this is a contemporary knock off. Bronze 32 mm. Obv: THOS HARDY SECRETARY TO THE LONDON CORESPONDING SOCIY NOT GUILTY NOVR 5 1794 Rev: BY THE INTEGRITY OF HIS JURY WHO ARE JUDGES OF LAW AS WELL AS FACT THOS BUCK THOS WOOD WM FRAZER ADAM STAINMETZ JOHN CONNOP JOHN MERCER THOS SAYER RICHD CARTER NATL STONARD JOSH NICOL CHARRINGTON AINSLEY
  19. I'm having trouble finding any background on this medal. It features the Argentine CoA and date of independence, and is made from cannon metal captured at the Battle of Chacabuco in what is now Chile. Apart from one fleeting reference in an old Argentine auction catalogue there appears to be nothing on the web. Nice piece though.
  20. This has been solved by a clever chap on another forum thus: Appears in Whittlestone & Ewing Vol. 5 - King George V. Entry no. 5332 "Above a radiant crown on a shield of Royal Arms surrounded by four roundels (with the symbols of Canada, New Zealand, Australia & South Africa) and a Star of India all mounted on a wreath"
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