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    Giant Leap World Tour: Gold-Plated Bronze Luristan Medallion, circa 10th Century B.C., Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. 55mm plus loop. A circular gold-plated bronze medallion formed from six small bird figurines. Produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C. and excavated from the mountainous region of Luristan in western Iran, these bronzes are known for their highly stylized depictions of human and animal figures. Many of these pieces were found in burial sites, but the meaning of these is still relatively unknown. This particular medallion was presented to Neil Armstrong by Iranian Prime Minister, Amir-Abbas Hoveyda during the astronauts' Giant Leap Tour, when the group visited Tehran, Iran from October 28-31, 1969. Very good, with rubbing and wear. CAG 1000804-021. This lot will include an encapsulated CAG Photo Certificate with a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    16th-18th Tuesday-Thursday
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