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422, Lot: 690. Estimate $100.
Sold for $251. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, Royal (Restored) to Second Empire. Louis Philippe to Napoléon III. 1830-1870. AR Medal (33mm, 11.52 g, 12h). Freemason Lodge issue. By Jakin and Boaz. Manufactured after 1845-1860. (star) S CHAP DE LA P ÉGALITÉ A LA VALLÉE DE ROUEN, pelican feeding its young with its blood; behind, crossed swords and cross decorated with rose; radiant tetragrammaton above; around, additional Masonic symbols: tower, table of shew-bread, Ten Commandments, menorah; triple pellet stops / Two skeletons, the left holding shepherd’s staff and level over open book set on altar, the right crowned and holding scepter, standing vis-à-vis; radiant tetragrammaton above; on either side, column set on base: the left decorated with a J and a compass; the right with a B and a carpenter’s square; all set on raised tile platform with seven curved steps leading to it . W.T.R Marvin, The Medals of the Masonic Fraternity Described and Illustrated (Boston, 1880), p. 51, XCII. EF, toned, light marks.


Ex Maison Platt FPL (December 2005), lot 3584.