A Silver Vincent Lunardi First Balloon Flight in England Commemorative Medal, circa 1785. The medal with obverse depicting draped bust of Vincent Lunardi, FIRST AERIAL TRAVELLER IN ENGLAND to banner below, reverse with view of balloon above the clouds, ET SE PROTINUS AETHEREA TOLLIT INASTRA VIA arched above, SEPTEMBER 15/ MDCCLXXXIV below.
Size: 35 mm diameter
PROVENANCE: Bonhams, Fine Ballooning Art: The Property of a Gentleman, 16 December 1991, Lot. 29.
Condition:: Last two letters in SEPTEMBER to reverse scratched out. Some rubbing and microscratching to surface.
15 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Unique Collectibles, Antiques and Fine Arts from Around the World
Never the ordinary...unique items chosen over the last 50 years of travel around the world.