VIETNAM. Thanh Thai (1888-1907). Gold 4-Tiên. Photo courtesy Baldwin's

a contemporary jeweller’s copy made for use as an award, Obv Chinese characters around Sun, Rev dragon, 12.9g approx (Sch 428; KM 630). Twice pieced for attachment of cord and multi-coloured tassels (detached), good very fine. Estimate: US$1,500-1,600

The following five lots were purchased in France by a Hong Kong dealer from the personal collection of J. Silvestre, author of “Notes Pour Servir A La Recherche Et Au Classement Des Monnaies Et Medailles De L’Annam Et De La Cochin Chine Francaise”, 1883, Saigon.

Baldwin'sHong Kong Coin Auction. Crystal Room, Level B3. Holiday Inn Golden Mile,50, Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong - - - Tel: +44 (0)20 7930 9808 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7930 9450