ITALY, Carmagnola. Margherita di Foix, Marquise of Saluzzo and regent, 1492-1504-1521/1528-1536. Tallero of 40 Grossi (Silver, 45mm, 38.70 g 6), struck from dies by Benedetto da Briosco, a close friend of the da Clivate brothers, mintmasters at Carmagnola from 19 January 1515, 1516. +MARGARITA’DE’FVXO’MARCHIONISA’SALVCIARxT’C,’1516 Veiled and draped bust of Margherita to left. Rev. +DEVS’PROTECTOR’ET’REFVGIVM’MEVM’I IC’ Jousting shield, divided per pale between the arms of Saluzzo, Foix and Bearn, hanging on an uprooted and leafless tree; in the branches, a dove standing to left. CNI 1. Currency of Fame 34. Hill, Corpus, 711. MIR 137. Pollard, Bargello, 145 (cast). RM III, p. 107, 1. Extremely rare. An impressively and masterfully designed coin of medallic nature. Beautifully toned and very well struck. Holed and very carefully plugged above Margherita’s head and within the roots of the tree, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: Unsold
Estimate: 40000 CHF