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Manila, Philippines (under Spain), large gilt-bronze medal, Charles III, labor award (Aplicacion al

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Exonumia - Medals Start Price:2,000.00 USD Estimated At:2,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD
Manila, Philippines (under Spain), large gilt-bronze medal, Charles III, labor award (Aplicacion al
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4,750.00USD+ (902.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 May 28 @ 17:06UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Manila, Philippines (under Spain), large gilt-bronze medal, Charles III, labor award (Aplicacion al Trabajo), engraved by Gil, ca. 1782, very rare. Vives-58; Basso-702a. 46.73 grams, 49mm. Obverse with right-facing bust of king above engraver's signature J . GABRIEL . GIL . within legend * CARLOS * III * INSTITUIDOR * / * BENEFICIO *; reverse with standing farmer holding basket and handing flax to woman seated at spinning wheel within legend APLICACION * AL * TRABAJO with MANILA in exergue. Choice AU+ with minimal marks and hairlines, nice luster, trace of rainbow toning around details, very well gilded with no trace of bronze exposed.