[Sold] 1894 Belgium, World Universal Exposition Antwerp, King Leopold II Large Bronze Commemorative Medal. Strong Outstanding Relief & Details, Super-Struck in Excellent Condition, Superb Toning, Almost Unc. Absolute Beauty! Extremely Rare!
We have on offer here, a 1894 Belgium, World Universal Exposition Antwerp, King Leopold II Large Bronze Commemorative Medal. Strong Outstanding Relief & Details, Super-Struck in Excellent Condition, Superb Toning, Almost Unc. Absolute Beauty! Extremely Rare!
Subject: World Fair - Exposition Universelle d'Anvers (1885)
"The Exposition Internationale d'Anvers, also known as Wereldtentoonstelling van Antwerpen, was a World's fair held in Antwerp, Belgium, between May 2 and November 2 in 1885. It covered 54.3 acres (220,000 m2), attracted 3.5 million visits and broke even after spending 4 million Belgian francs There were 25 official participating nations including: Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Kingdom of Romania, the USA and some South American states. Australian woolgrowers sent exhibitions and won prizes.
Taking place 20 years after the accession of Leopold II of Belgium, and the same year of the creation of the Congo Free State the fair was the first in which a Congolese village was displayed, a feature that also appeared in the later 1897 Brussels fair."
Obverse: King of the Belgiens, Leopold II Facing Right
Reverse: Globe of the World with Olive Branch, Backdrop of the Antwerp City Skyline
This is a superbly-struck beautiful and high relief medal, with very clear in details. Very attractive to the eye, heavy in the hand, the medal is of more than a century (> 120 years) vintage, the medal projects a 3-D / like impressions and feels very well in your hand. Flawless state, fairly priced!
An extremely rare piece of history that can be a fantastic piece of your collection! Authenticity Guaranteed for Life!
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