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A RARE VENETIAN GOLD PRESENTATION MEDAL OF DOGE FRANCESCO MOROSINI (1688-94) |

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
11,000 GBP
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Description

The obverse with central oval panel inscribed S.C./FRANCISC/MAVROCENV/DEI GRATIA/DVX. VEN/ET.C with wreath border and supported by two angels with scrollwork below, the reverse with a female figure seated beneath a row of columns and before her the Venetian Lion holds open a book inscribed PAX/TIB/MAR//EVA/GEL/MEV For two similar medals cast in gold of Francesco Morosini see Voltolina P., La Storia di Venezia attraverso le medaglie, vol. II, Venice, 1998, no. 1069. A third gold example was part of the Melvin Gutman collection, sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York 15th May 1970, lot 143 and a fourth was sold at Sotheby’s, London, 1st May 1969, lot 45.  
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