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    Bilingual Abolition Medals. Bronze, thick flan, 1807/1814, 35.5 mm., AU with several carbon spots on each side, the obverse scene shows William Wilberforce shaking hands with an African with an African village in the background and the inscription SLAVE TRADE ABOLISHED BY GREAT BRITAIN 1807 in the exergual area, Arabic inscriptions on the reverse; and a second piece, also in bronze, but the thin flan variety, 35.5 mm., a pleasing proof piece with some iridescent qualities; and a Gilt Bilingual Medal. Thin Flan. Same design and size as the two Bilinguals above but gilt and quite a beautiful medal as such. The gilt is complete and unchipped, the surfaces only showing a few faint hairlines. Rare.

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    Jul-Aug, 1993
    31st-3rd Saturday-Tuesday
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