Perhaps the numbers involved in the references I've
mentioned might help. Bramsen has a total of 2,330 entries in three small
volumes. The Prince d'Essling's sale catalog had 3,053 coins and medals
of which 2,392 were medals of some sort. Many of the lots were multiple
coin or medal lots so it represents quite a few more than those numbers
may indicate. Laskey described 141 medals and Edwards 564 for a 6 year period.
Hennin described 927 different medals, coins and variants. Finally, British
Historical Medals lists 609 different pieces dated between 1789 and 1815. |