The Earliest Dated Italian Bronze Coin
ITALY, Antegnate. Giovanni II Bentivoglio.
|CNG 87, Lot: 1468. Estimate $200.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1494-1508. Pattern Æ Testone (29mm, 13.31 g, 7h). Bologna mint. Dated 1494 in Roman numerals
. Bust right, wearing biretta and cape / Legend and date in six lines. Levinson VII-7. Near VF, brown surfaces, some tooling. Rare.
From the Rye Collection.