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
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.
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