ITALY, Genova. The Biennial Doges.
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 1108. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1528-1797. AR Testone della benedizione (9.37 g, 11h). Second Phase, 1541-1637. Dated 1563. + DVX (star) GVB’ (star) REIP’ (star) GENV’, Christ, right hand extended, standing facing, blessing doge kneeling left and holding banner with the cross of St. George; (star) 1563 (star) in exergue / + CONRADVS (star) II (star) ROMANOR’ (star) REX, stylized castle within ornate cross; pellets in angles. CNI III 5; Lunardi 211; Varesi 230/2. Near VF, toned, some porosity. Very rare.