Italy, Venice. Francesco Morosini. 1688-1694.
|Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 89. Estimate CHF12500.
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011.
Sold For CHF12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Medal (Silver, 61mm, 89.27 g 12), on the victories of Venice against the Ottomans, by P. H. Müller, Nuremberg, 1688. FRANCISCUS MAUROCENUS DUX VENETIARUM A 1688 D 3 APRIL / NIL DESPERANDUM TEURCRO DUCE (=no need to despair with Teucer as your leader
, Horace Odes, I, vii, 27) Facing bust of Morosini, turned slightly to the right, wearing doge’s corno
and robes; behind flags of Venice and the allies, shield of Moroini and arms; should truncation, P.H.M. On edge
: VIDERVNT INSVLAE ET TIMVERVNT EXTREMAE TERRAE OBSTVPERVERVNT ET ACCESSERVNT ESAI 4I (= Isaiah 41: 5, The coast lands have seen and became afraid. The ends of the earth were astonished, they drew near, and came.
) FK (= Friederich Kleinert, ) Rev. ADRIATICI MARIS DOMINA ARCHIPELAGI REGINA (=Dominatrix of the Adriatic Sea, Queen of the Islands) Figure of Venice seated facing on a throne in the sea; before her, the labeled personifications of the MOREA, CANDIA, ATHENAE, NEGROPONT and CYPRVS; behind, ships and volcano. MH 91. Toderi/Vannel 1990, 55. Voltolina 1066. Very rare. Lightly toned and beautifully struck. Extremely fine.
Produced to honor the great victories of Venice in the war against the Turks. Exceptionally, Morosini served as both Doge and Commander.