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22 June 2021 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Stalwart of the Counter-Reformation, Canonized in 1610
Lot 435
ITALY. Archdiocese of Milan. Carlo Borromeo, Cardinal Archbishop, 1564-1584. Medal (Silver, 46 mm, 19.85 g, 12 h), By Gasparo Cambi (?), a. B · CAROLVS · BORR · CARD · S · P · ARCH · MLI / GASP · M · F Radiant bust of Carlo Borromeo to left, wearing mantum. Rev. HVMILES ET EXALTAVIT Two cherubs supporting crowned "humilitas"; below, lamb seated right on altar inscribed SOLA GAVDET/ HVMILITATE/ DEVS. Cf. Attwood 113 and 198-200 (for other medals of Carlo Borromeo). Cf. Forrer VI, p. 204 (for the artist). Wonderfully toned and a very handsome piece. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 436
ITALY. Venice. Francesco Contarini, doge XCV, 1623-1624. Zecchino (Gold, 21 mm, 3.48 g, 11 h). FRANC•CONT• - S •M• VENET• / DVX St. Mark standing right, presenting banner to Doge kneeling to left. Rev. •SIT• T• XRE• DAT• Q• TV / REGIS• ISTE• DVCAT• Christ the Redeemer standing facing within mandorla with twenty stars of five rays: nine on the right, ten on the left and one below. CNI VIII 74 var (number of five-rayed stars). Friedberg 1294. Gamberini 710. Montenegro 1323-1324 var (differing number of stars). Paolucci 1. Extremely rare. Some scrapes and abrasions, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65000 CHF
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Lot 437
LOW COUNTRIES. Dordrecht. 1579. Counter of heavy weight (Silver, 34 mm, 15.20 g, 12 h). PRÆSTAT* PVGNARE* PRO*PATRIA*.15*79 (It is better to fight for the fatherland) Above, two armored horsemen attacking each other; below, two infantrymen fighting. Rev. *QVAM* SIMVLATA* PACE* DECIPI* (than to be fooled by a false peace) The two headless bodies of Counts Egmont and Horn with their heads impaled on two posts beside them. Van Loon I 275. An attractive and historically interesting piece. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 438
FRANCE, Royal. Marie de'Medici, wife of Henry IV and mother of Louis XIII, 1600-1642. Medal (Bronze, 105 mm, 87.00 g, 12 h), original cast uniface with hollow back, by Guillaume Dupré, 1624. MARIA AVGVSTA GALLIÆ ET NAVARÆ REGINA (retrograde) Bust of Maria de’ Medici to right, wearing tiara, large earring, necklace and elaborate robes with lace ruff and large pectoral cross; below shoulder truncation, G DVPRE F 1624. Rev. Hollow, as made, with an incuse impression of the obverse design. Jones 59. Kress 568. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 439
BELGIUM. Jacques Wiener, medalist in Brussels, Hörstgen, Prussia, 1815 - 1899, Brussels. (Copper), A Selection of Ten Medals from the Series - "Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe", produced from 1848 to 1867, and are all made from bronze, and are about 59 mm in diameter and each weighs approximately 90 g, All are of a rich brown color with mirror-like surfaces; all the obverses show an exterior view of the entire building, while the reverses provide an interior view, usually the nave. They are packed in a custom-made box, which is apparently contemporary wit. The medals are all catalogued following M. Ross, Jacques Wiener's Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe. The Man, Monuments, and Medals. ANS Studies in Medallic Art 4. New York 2019. Any dates appearing in parentheses are known but do not appear on the medal. Rev. Aachen Cathedral (1856), Ross 4; Remagen St. Apollinaris (1853), Ross 6; Bonn Minster (1855), Ross 10; Tourney Cathedral 1857, Ross 15; Reims Cathedral (1859), Ross 23; Vienna St. Stephen's (1860), Ross 25; Speyer Kaiser Dom (1860), Ross 26; Pisa Duomo (1862), Ross 32; Caen, St. Stephen's 1862, Ross 33; and Siena Duomo (1864), Ross 35. All basically as made and most attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Lot 440
GERMANY. Rostock. Undated but circa 1861-1871. Medal (Silver, 42 mm, 28.00 g, 12 h), prize medal for agricultural merit, dies prepared by G. Loos & F. Staudigel. G. LOOS D Griffin standing left on oak trunk, with its wings spread and its right forepaw raised. Rev. DES FLEISSES SEGEN DER ARBEIT LOHN/ G. LOOS D/ F. STAUDIGEL FEC Ceres standing facing, between two children who are tending small fruit trees, her right hand extended over the child with an apple tree, and holding a full cornucopiae with her left. Attractively toned and with sharp details. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Estimate: 250 CHF
Lot 441
INDIA, Colonial. British India. Bengal Presidency. Mohur (Gold, 24 mm, 12.36 g, 5 h), plain edge, Murshidabad (Calcutta), dated AH 1194 and year 19 of Shah Alam II = 1780. Persian couplet citing Shah Alam II; AH date in lower field. Rev. Mint formula and regnal year. CEEIC 2.24. Cf. Friedberg 1536. KM 94.1. Pridmore 30. Clear and bright. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF