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6 March 2024

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The Silich Collection of Historical and Art Medals (Part I)

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6 March 2024

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Allouard, Henri Émile (French, 1844-1929), b. Paris

FRANCE, Compagnie Française de l’Afrique Occidentale, 1907, a silver award medal by H.E. Allouard, sphinx left on plinth, rays behind, rev. olive branch, central; tablet named (Léon Palustran, 1898-1914, Afrique), edge impressed 1 argent and cornucopia, 60mm, 94.51g (Ruedas p.344, 4; cf. DNW 141, 1756; cf. iNumis MBS 26, 1241). Tiny testing scrapes on reverse at 12 and 6 o’clock, otherwise about extremely fine, dusty tone £70-£90

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Silich Collection of Historical and Art Medals.

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bt J. Lis, July 2002

Léon Palustran, a merchant from Nogent sur Marne (dép. Val-de-Marne), was recorded as being 41 years old in 1920 on a ship’s manifest, travelling with his wife Gabrielle, also 41, from Marseille to Conakry. The Compagnie Française de l’Afrique Occidentale was founded on 18 August 1887 by Charles-Auguste Verminck (1827-1911), an industrialist, shipowner and merchant from Marseille