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Two Gold Medals After Valerio Belli

CNG 103, Lot: 1115. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANCIENT THEMES, Roman Imperial. Scipio Africanus. 236-138 BC. AV Medal (23mm, 12.37 g, 6h). Circa 18th century striking, after an original by Valerio Belli, circa 1520s-1530s(?). • P • CORNELIVS SCIPIO, bust of Scipio right, with slight drapery / General seated left, with arms behind him, receiving soldier and female figure. Possibly unpublished. EF, lightly toned.

From the RBW Collection. Ex Sotheby’s (7 October 1993), lot 94.