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10901092

“Dr. Livingstone, I Presume”

CNG 109, Lot: 1092. Estimate $300.
Sold for $380. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

WINDSOR. David Livingstone. 1813-1873. Æ Medal (36.87 g, 12h). London Missionary Society, Livingstone Memorial on the Centenary of His Birth. By Allan Wyon. Dually dated 1813 and 1873, but struck 1913. DAVID · LIVINGSTONE · BORN · BLANTYRE · 1813 · DIED · ILALA · 1873, head facing slightly right; ALLAN WYON SC. below / Areopagus Sermon (Acts 17:16-34): St. Paul standing right before altar inscribed [AΓ]NΩΣTΩ/ΘΕΩ in two lines, preaching to four adults – including Dioysius the Areopagite and Damaris – and one child, either sitting or standing around; seated figure to left of Paul, holds scroll inscribed אלהים (elohim = G-d in Hebrew); behind, large lighted tripod and Doric colonnade; EIΣ TON KOΣMON/AΠANTA (all things to Heaven) in two lines in exergue. BHM 2959; Eimer 1626. EF, attractive original mahogany brown surfaces. Comes in original case of presentation stamped LIVINGSTONE/CENTENARY/1913 with logo of Allan Wyon on interior silk.