Lot 1152

A Small Collection of Medals and Tokens Related to

FRANCE, Henri Giffard’s Balloon Ascent over Paris, 1878, a bronze medal by C. Trotin, similar, exergue named (1878, 3 Septembre, Ch. Laplante), 51mm (Malpas 99; cf. DNW 165, 1313). Very fine, unusual as a named medal; with clip and ring for suspension £50-£70---Charles Laplante (1837-1903), engraver and print-maker from Sèvres, lived and... more