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264, Lot: 643. Estimate $150.
Sold for $260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lead theriac box seal cover. Venetian, 17th century. Produced by the Alla testa d’oro pharmacopia of Venice. Laureate and draped right; before, small winged lion; all within blossom-wreath and border-ornament / Blank. Diameter: 3.9cm. See U. Klein. “Von Paradies zu Paradies: Theriak und Theriak-Kapseln,” SM 218 (June 2005), 38-41, figs. 3,7, and 11 for similar. Stress cracks. Intact but very fragile from roughly 5 to 7 o’clock.