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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 1071

FRANCE, Troisième République. 1870-1940. AV Medal (51mm, 83.89 g, 12h). Exposition universelle de 1878 First Prize Awarded to Providence Tool Company (later Rhode Island Tool Company). By J.C. Chaplain. Dated 1878.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1071.
 Estimated: $ 4 000

World, Gold

Sold For $ 3 750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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FRANCE, Troisième République. 1870-1940. AV Medal (51mm, 83.89 g, 12h). Exposition universelle de 1878 First Prize Awarded to Providence Tool Company (later Rhode Island Tool Company). By J.C. Chaplain. Dated 1878. REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE, laureate and draped bust of Marianne left, wearing pearl necklace; J.C. CHAPLAIN below / EXPOSITION UNIVERSELL E INTERNATIONALE DE 1878, Victory, veil billowing, behind left above the exposition, head right, holding wreath in raised right hand and clarion in left; radiate star above; below, cherub alighting right, head left, holding aloft tablet inscribed PROVIDENCE/TOOL C in two lines. Edge: (bee) OR. Maier 65; PBE 48; BDM I, 402; Jones, Art of the Medal, 313. Minor hairlines. Choice EF. Prize winner’s name struck with special die inserted into main die. Very rare with American winner.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.