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USA, Henry Ward Beecher, Evangelical Temperance Token, 1870

|Other| |Medieval| |&| |Modern|, |USA,| |Henry| |Ward| |Beecher,| |Evangelical| |Temperance| |Token,| |1870|, |AE| |32|
Henry Ward Beecher (24 June 1813 - 8 March 1887) was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his 1875 adultery trial. His sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, achieved worldwide fame for her abolitionist novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. He acquired fame on the lecture circuit for his novel oratorical style in which he employed humor, dialect, and slang. Over the course of his ministry, he developed a theology emphasizing God's love above all else. He also grew interested in social reform, particularly the abolitionist movement. In the years leading up to the Civil War, he raised money to purchase slaves from captivity and to send rifles nicknamed "Beecher's Bibles" to abolitionists fighting in Kansas and Nebraska. He toured Europe during the Civil War speaking in support of the Union. After the war, Beecher supported women's suffrage and temperance. He also championed Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, stating that it was not incompatible with Christian beliefs. In 1874, he was charged with adultery. The subsequent trial resulted in a hung jury and was one of the most widely reported trials of the century. Beecher's long career in the public spotlight led biographer Debby Applegate to call her biography of him The Most Famous Man in America.

Ephesians 6:11-18 King James Version (KJV): Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness...
US92381. Brass AE 32, AU, holed as made, weight 13.209 g, maximum diameter 32.1 mm, die axis 0o, 1870; obverse Bust of Henry Ward Beecher facing left on a suspended hanging banner, monograms at sides, 1870 below; reverse PUT ON / THE / WHOLE ARMOR / OF / God in five lines within trilobe, palm spray in each angle; SOLD


Augustus Panduan Fantasy, Later Cast of Giovanni Cavino (1500 - 1570) or His Follower

|Other| |Medieval| |&| |Modern|, |Augustus| |Panduan| |Fantasy,| |Later| |Cast| |of| |Giovanni| |Cavino| |(1500| |-| |1570)| |or| |His| |Follower|, |sestertius|
There is no ancient Roman prototype, but the reverse is similar to the obverse of a Tiberius sestertius, RIC I 69.
WO69588. Brass sestertius, Klawans 1, Lawrence 4, VF, beautiful portrait faithful to Roman style, weight 21.944 g, maximum diameter 34.9 mm, die axis 225o, late aftercast mint, obverse DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, laureate head left; reverse OB / CIVES / SER in three lines within wreath supported by two capricorns on globe and rudder, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking wreath; SOLD


Andorra, St Joan de Caselles Commemorative 10 Centims, 2002

|Other| |Medieval| |&| |Modern|, |Andorra,| |St| |Joan| |de| |Caselles| |Commemorative| |10| |Centims,| |2002|, |10| |Centims|
Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, is a sovereign landlocked microstate on the Iberian Peninsula, in the eastern Pyrenees, bordering France to the north and Spain to the south. Believed to have been created by Charlemagne, Andorra was ruled by the Count of Urgell until 988, when it was transferred to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Urgell, and the present principality was formed by a charter in 1278. It is known as a principality as it is a diarchy headed by two Princes: the Catholic Bishop of Urgell in Catalonia, Spain, and the President of France. Andorra is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 square kilometres (181 sq mi) and a population of approximately 77,281. The Andorran people are a Romance ethnic group of originally Catalan descent. Andorra is the 16th-smallest country in the world by land and the 11th-smallest by population. Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 feet) above sea level. The official language is Catalan, however, Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken. Tourism in Andorra sees an estimated 10.2 million visitors annually. Andorra is not a member of the European Union, but the euro is its official currency. It has been a member of the United Nations since 1993. In 2013, Andorra had the highest life expectancy in the world at 81 years, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study.
WO91879. Nickel plated steel 10 Centims, Kraus KM 182, MS, weight 8.2 g, maximum diameter 27.8 mm, die axis 0o, 2002; obverse PRINCIPAT D'ANDORRA (above), 2002 (below), Coat of Arms: quartered shield with the arms of the Bishop of Urgell and the Count of Foix (historically the two co-princes of Andorra) and the emblems of Catalonia and the Viscount of Barn, VIRTVS VNITA FORTIOR at bottom; reverse St. Joan de Caselles (upper right), 10 CENTIMS (below), Sant Joan de Caselles (a church in Canillo, Andorra, built in the 11-12th century); SOLD


Andorra, Grandalla Commemorative 2 Centims, 2002

|Other| |Medieval| |&| |Modern|, |Andorra,| |Grandalla| |Commemorative| |2| |Centims,| |2002|, |2| |Centims|
Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, is a sovereign landlocked microstate on the Iberian Peninsula, in the eastern Pyrenees, bordering France to the north and Spain to the south. Believed to have been created by Charlemagne, Andorra was ruled by the Count of Urgell until 988, when it was transferred to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Urgell, and the present principality was formed by a charter in 1278. It is known as a principality as it is a diarchy headed by two Princes: the Catholic Bishop of Urgell in Catalonia, Spain, and the President of France. Andorra is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 square kilometres (181 sq mi) and a population of approximately 77,281. The Andorran people are a Romance ethnic group of originally Catalan descent. Andorra is the 16th-smallest country in the world by land and the 11th-smallest by population. Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 feet) above sea level. The official language is Catalan, however, Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken. Tourism in Andorra sees an estimated 10.2 million visitors annually. Andorra is not a member of the European Union, but the euro is its official currency. It has been a member of the United Nations since 1993. In 2013, Andorra had the highest life expectancy in the world at 81 years, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study.
WO91878. Brass 2 Centims, Kraus KM 179, MS, weight 3.6 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 0o, 2002; obverse PRINCIPAT D'ANDORRA (above), 2002 (below), Coat of Arms: quartered shield with the arms of the Bishop of Urgell and the Count of Foix (historically the two co-princes of Andorra) and the emblems of Catalonia and the Viscount of Barn, VIRTVS VNITA FORTIOR at bottom; reverse 2 CENTIMS (above), Grandalla (below), a pair of Grandalla (Narcissus) blossoms, the national flower of Andorra; SOLD


Republic of Somalia, Chinese Zodiac Series - Year of Tiger, 10 Shillings, 2000

|Other| |Medieval| |&| |Modern|, |Republic| |of| |Somalia,| |Chinese| |Zodiac| |Series| |-| |Year| |of| |Tiger,| |10| |Shillings,| |2000|, |10| |Shillings|
Somalia is on the Horn of Africa, bordered by Ethiopia to the west, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. It has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland and its terrain is mainly plateaus, plains and highlands. Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall. The population is around 14.3 million, mostly Sunni Muslim. The devastating Somali Civil War began in 1991. By 2012 the insurgents had lost most territory. In August, a new provisional constitution was passed, the Federal Government of Somalia was formed, and a period of reconstruction began in Mogadishu.
WO91880. Nickel plated steel 10 Shillings, SCWC KM 92, MS, weight 4.82 g, maximum diameter 25 mm, die axis 0o, 2000; obverse REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA (clockwise above), SHILLINGS 10 SCELLINI (counterclockwise below), arms of Somalia: shield with a white star on a blue field, Moorish battlements crown above, supported on each side by a rampant leopard, a ribbon argent wrapped around two crossed lances over two crossed palm fronds below; reverse 1902 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010, Tiger stalking left, Chinese character in left field, TIGER over 2000 below; SOLD


American Israel Numismatic Association, 2013, Medallion

|Other| |Medieval| |&| |Modern|, |American| |Israel| |Numismatic| |Association,| |2013,| |Medallion|,
JD94384. American Israel Numismatic Association, 2013, Medallion - NOT GOLD, NOT GOLD PLATED, as-is no returns; SOLD


Vittore Gambello "Camelio", Venice, 1530's, The Divine Cleopatra 33mm Brass Medal

|Other| |Medieval| |&| |Modern|, |Vittore| |Gambello| |"Camelio",| |Venice,| |1530's,| |The| |Divine| |Cleopatra| |33mm| |Brass| |Medal|, |medal|
Vittore di Antonio Gambello, called Camelio, c. 1455/60 1537, was a sculptor, armorer, die engraver, jeweler, and medalist. He studied drawing under Jacopo Bellini. Camelio was the engraver at the zecca in Venice from 1484 to 1510 and engraver at the Papal Mint from 1513 to 1516.

Attwood and others have attributed this type to Belli but Flaten discusses how others have convincingly attributed it to Camelio based on style and his similar works.
ME85860. Brass medal, Flaten 29; Hill and Pollard pl. 31, 4a-b; Attwood 384; cf. Kress 150, aVF/aF, with flan cracks, scratch, weight 26.339 g, maximum diameter 33.0 mm, die axis 180o, Venice mint, 1530; obverse Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, bust right, draped, hair tied at the back, wearing earring and jeweled diadem; reverse Nude youth (Apollo?) seated on a cloak-draped tree, uncertain objects (bow and quiver?) behind, dog (or sheep) below behind, flaming columnar altar at feet before him, ∆IA horizontal and KΛEOΠATPA downward (The Divine Cleopatra) in the right field; rare; SOLD


Pope Gregory XIII (1572 - 1585), Slaughter of the Huguenots Medal, 1572

|Papal| |States|, |Pope| |Gregory| |XIII| |(1572| |-| |1585),| |Slaughter| |of| |the| |Huguenots| |Medal,| |1572|, |medal|
The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in 1572 was a group of assassinations and a wave of Catholic mob violence, directed against the Huguenots during the French Wars of Religion. Traditionally believed to have been instigated by Queen Catherine de' Medici, the mother of King Charles IX, the massacre took place a few days after the wedding day (18 August) of the king's sister Margaret to the Protestant Henry III of Navarre (the future Henry IV of France). Many of the most wealthy and prominent Huguenots had gathered in largely Catholic Paris to attend the wedding. The massacre began in the night of 23-24 August 1572, two days after the attempted assassination of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny, the military and political leader of the Huguenots. The king ordered the killing of a group of Huguenot leaders, including Coligny, and the slaughter spread throughout Paris. Lasting several weeks, the massacre expanded outward to other urban centers and the countryside. Modern estimates for the number of dead across France vary widely, from 5,000 to 30,000.
WO88345. Bronze medal, CNORP V 685, Mazio 110, Whitman 14, Lincoln 697, Armand I 37; Engraver: Gianfederigo Bonzanga (known as Federigo Parmesne), EF, beautiful style, a few bumps and marks, scattered minor porosity, reverse die crack, weight 12.830 g, maximum diameter 30.4 mm, die axis 0o, restrike, 17th or 18th century; obverse GREGORIVSXIIIPONTMAXANI, bust of pope left, wearing camauro and mozzetta, small FP below; reverse VGONOTTORVMSTRAGES1572, Angel advancing right, holding sword in right hand, cross in left hand, entering battleground filled with death; ex Karl Stephens, Inc. (Temple City, CA dealer); rare; SOLD


Paduan Medal, Type of Vitellius, Work of Giovanni del Cavino, 1500 - 1570 A.D.

|Other| |Medieval| |&| |Modern|, |Paduan| |Medal,| |Type| |of| |Vitellius,| |Work| |of| |Giovanni| |del| |Cavino,| |1500| |-| |1570| |A.D.|, |sestertius|
In the 16th century A.D., Giovanni del Cavino, surnamed il paduano, made copies of ancient coins and created fantasy coins in the style of ancient coins with designs appropriate to history. His works are known today as Paduan Medals.
SH65412. Orichalcum sestertius, Klawans 1; for Roman sestertius prototype see RIC I 113, aVF, overstruck on a Roman sestertius, reverse a bit flat with pit at 8:30, weight 24.403 g, maximum diameter 36.1 mm, die axis 180o, Paduan mint, 1500 - 1570; obverse A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate and draped bust right; reverse HONOS ET VIRTVS, Honos standing right, bare from the waist up, long scepter vertical behind in right hand, scepter in left hand, facing Virtus standing left, in military attire, parazonium in right, spear vertical behind in left, right foot on helmet, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; rare original striking; SOLD


Great Britain, Lot of 4 Colonial Farthing Fractions, 1844, 1868, 1902, 1913

|United| |Kingdom|, |Great| |Britain,| |Lot| |of| |4| |Colonial| |Farthing| |Fractions,| |1844,| |1868,| |1902,| |1913|, |Lot|
- Great Britain, Queen Victoria, 1837-1901, bronze 1/2 farthing, 1844, SCBC 3951.
- Great Britain, Queen Victoria, 1837-1901, bronze 1/3 farthing, 1868, SCBC 3960, for use in Malta.
- Great Britain, Edward VII, 1901-1910, bronze 1/3 farthing, 1902, SCBC 3993, for use in Malta.
- Great Britain, George V, 1913, 1/3 farthing, SCBC 4062, for use in Malta.
UK94014. Bronze Lot, EF or better, ex CNG e-sale 453 10/2/19, 893 (part of, from the Brondesbury Park Collection); SOLD








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