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    Menelik II gold Matte Proof Medal EE 1895 (1903) PR67 NGC, Paris mint, Gill-M39. 32.5mm/23.5g. By J.C. Chaplain and H. Patey. A commemorative gold medal that celebrates the Construction of the Djibouti-Addis Ababa Railroad, featuring the superbly-detailed bust of Menelik II and the image of a steam locomotive on the reverse with the translated legend, "Earth Train Commemoration" surrounding. The luscious, essentially-pristine surfaces are sheathed in a deep saffron satin and the piece contains a ring mount at the top. Notable as the plate coin in the Gill reference book, virtually unmatched in both visual allure and technical quality, and decidedly rare as such.
    Ex. Gill Collection


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    August, 2016
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