nomos 24
22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
An Original Medal by Hagenauer
GERMANY. Cologne. Thomas Graf von Rieneck, Vicedeacon of the Cathedral Chapter, 1471/1472-1547. Medal (Bronze, 54 mm, 32.29 g, 12 h), on his twenty-fifth anniversary as a member of the Cathedral Chapter; an original cast by F. Hagenauer, 1536. *VENERABILES.AC GENEROSI DN:THOMAE EX COMITIB A RENECK.MOGVNTINEN.CVSTOS:COLONIEN:SVBDECANVS.ET ARGENTINEN.ECLESIAR.DECANVS Beardless bust of von Rieneck to left, wearing berretto, simple robes and crucifix on a chain. Rev. ANNO SALVTIS / M.D.XXXVI. Inscription above shield bearing the the Rieneck arms. Cf. Habich I, 612 var. Weiler 65. Very rare. Very attractively toned - a very sharp original cast. Some minor casting faults and numerous pellets in the inscription, otherwise, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Bid
ITALY. Urbino. Guidobaldo II della Rovere, 1538-1574. Medallion (Bronze, 33 mm, 26.38 g, 6 h), a struck original, by Bartolomeo Campi (c. 1525-1573), on the construction of the fortification of Senigallia, planned c. 1533-1541 and begun in 1546, undated but circa 1546. GVIDVS VBALDVS• II• VRBINI• DVX• IIII• Head of Guidobaldo II della Rovere to right; in the field to left next to the neck truncation, engraver's monogram. Rev. •GENERA• EXERCI• SANC• RO •ECCLES• (= General of the army of the holy Roman church) Plan of the fortification of Senigallia; within the walls, in four lines, CVI• NO/VA• SVR/GIT• SE/NOGAL (= for whom the new Senigallia rises). Attwood 740 (but a cast). Börner 732 (but a cast). Extremely rare. With a fine portrait and a lovely brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Bid
ITALY. Dukedom of Parma and Piacenza. Pierluigi Farnese, 1545-1547. Medallion (Bronze, 39 mm, 18.15 g, 12 h), struck from dies prepared by Giovanni Federico Bonzagna (Federico Parmigiano), undated, but circa 1547 (though minted somewhat later). P LOYSIVS F PARM ET PLAC DVX I Bareheaded, cuirassed and draped bust of Pierluigi Farnese to right; below truncation, in small letters, I.F. PARMI . Rev. IN VIRTVTE TVA SERVATI SVMVS (= by your valour we are protected) In the background, trees, mountains and a fortified city (Piacenza); scene of an ox, a unicorn and a she-wolf drinking from a stream, the unicorn thrusting his horn into the water, from which serpents flee. Attwood 955 (and there cited further bibliography). Extremely rare. Sharply struck and apparently the best example known. Usual die breaks on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Bid
An Original Struck Medal by Giovanni da Cavino
ITALY. Padua. Mid 16th Century. Medallion (Bronze, 34 mm, 27.24 g, 7 h), an original struck example by Giovanni da Cavino (1500-1570). Bearded bust of Hercules facing right, wearing lion's skin knotted at the throat, and a wreath of oak leaves. Bead and reel border. Rev. HEPAKΛEOΣ - ΣΩTHPOΣ / TPAKΩN Club placed vertically; in the field to left, monogram of HB (see the note below) and, on the ground line, the severed head of the Nemean lion to right; in the field to right, bird (an eagle?) with spread wings standing to left and, on the ground line, the severed head of a hound to left. Attwood 1236 (in silver, with a bronze version mentioned). Johnson & Martini, Milano, 2175 (bronze). Toderi Vannel 976. Very rare. An original struck example with a splendid dark brown patina and boldly made types. Virtually as struck.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Bid
An Original Medal by Bonzagna
ITALY. Collalto. Giovanni Battista II, Count of Collalto, 1514 - after 1570. Medal (Bronze, 36 mm, 49.77 g, 6 h), a struck original, by Gianfederico Bonzagna (also known as Federico Parmense, after 1507-1588), Rome, 1560. IO.BAPTISTA. II.DE.COLLALTO. CO.ET.C. Bareheaded and cuirassed bust of Giovanni Battista to left, with short beard; below truncation, in small letters, F.P. Rev. POST.TENEBRAS. SPERO.LVCEM. M.D.L.X (= after darkness I hope for the light) Elaborate mantled arms of Collalto, surmounted by a helmet, with a crest formed by two upraised arms flanking a crowned eagle with wings open in display, and flanked, on the left, by a vase and a sword, and, on the right, by a palm branch, a cross and a winged dragon, coiled up with his tail in his mouth; in tiny letters on the ribbons curling around the sword and the palm branch, AL-EVTM-ANTE-AVT / O...N-S P VOR. Attwood 958. Toderi Vannel 2160. Voltolina 513. A particularly attractive, sharply struck and impressive example, with a fine portrait and a lovely tan-brown patina. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 2000 CHF
Bid
BOHEMIA, Erzgebirge. 1560. Medal (Silver, 59 mm, 44.76 g, 12 h), on the Crucifixion and the fall of Adam and Eve, Joachimstal, Nickel Milicz and his workshop. CHRISTI CREVTZ VND BLVT IST ALLEIN GERECHT VND GVT MDLX Scene of Calvary, with Christ at the center, the two thieves on either side, and with soldiers and mourners around. Rev. DIE LISTIG SCHLANG BETREVGT ADAM VND EVAM WIDER GOTTS GEBOT At the center, the apple tree entwined by the serpent; before, Eve, nude and on the right, standing facing, plucking an apple with her left hand and, with her right, giving another to Adam who stands, nude, on the left, turned slightly toward Eve and accepting the apple with his right hand; behind, a donkey (on the left), a sheep (on the right) and a bird (at the center). Cf. Katz 385 and 376. Rare. An attractively toned and struck original example. About extremely fine.
Current Bid: 2000 CHF
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Bid
ITALY, Tuscany. Florence. Cosimo I, Duke, later Grand Duke of Tuscany, 1537-1569-1574. Medal (Bronze, 40.5 mm, 33.55 g, 6 h), a struck original by Domenico Poggini (1520-1590), 1561. COSMVS MED.FLOREN.ET SENAR.DVX II. Draped and cuirassed bust of Cosimo I to right; below truncation, 1561. Rev. HETRVRIA PACATA Concordia standing facing, her head to left, holding a standard in her right hand and a cornucopiae in her left; behind her, the lion of Florence to left and the she-wolf with twins of Sienna to right. Attwood 813. Sharply struck and with a fine chocolate brown patina. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Bid
ITALY, Tuscany. Florence. Cosimo I, Duke, later Grand Duke of Tuscany, 1537-1569-1574. Medal (Bronze, 44 mm, 45.52 g, 12 h), a struck original on the reorganization of the Tuscan militia, by Pietro Paolo Galeotti (c.1520-1574) with a reverse designed by V. Borghini, c. 1567. COSMVS.MED. FLOREN.ET.SENAR.DVX II. Bare headed and cuirassed bust of Cosimo I to right. Rev. RES.MILITARIS.CONSTITVTA. (=military affairs settled) Commander, in classical armor, standing right between two columns at the top of a flight of steps, presenting a standard to a soldier standing left on the steps below him; on the right, three soldiers standing to left, one with a standard; on the left, four soldiers, two with standards, standing to right. Attwood 864. Rare. Well-struck and of fine quality, and with a lovely red-brown tone. Good extremely fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Bid
Prince-Bishop of Trent and Governor of Milan
ITALY. Cardinal Cristoforo Madruzzo, 1512-1578. Medal (Bronze, 42 mm, 28.34 g, 12 h), by Lorenzo Fragni, signed LAV.PAR (=Lorenzo of Parma) on the obverse and with the monogram LP (twice) on the reverse, Rome, undated. CHRISTOPHORVS.MAD.ET.C.CARD.TRIDEN. Bust of Cardinal Madruzzo of Trent to left, wearing biretta and robes; all within an oval frame of pearls, flowers and ornaments. Rev. REVIXIT (=he has come back to life) Phoenix rising from the flames to left; above, two monograms of LP: on the left, within a wreath of olive and laurel and, on the right, within a noose of cord. Attwood 998. A lovely piece with a fine brown tone. Good very fine.
Current Bid: No Bids
Estimate: 1000 CHF
Bid
Loading...