"PADUAN" after Giovanni Cavino.
|Sale: CNG 67, Lot: 2076. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2004.
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1500-1570. Antinoüs. BI(?) Medallion (37mm, 34.16 gm). Bare-headed and draped bust of Antinoüs right / Nude Mercury standing left, holding winged caduceus and restraining rearing Pegasus. Klawans pg. 85, 2; Lawrence 51. Good VF, toned, a few test scratches on the edge. Early strike. ($500)From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Paramount (7-8 January 1977), lot 585.
Cavino and his students experimented with a variety of coinage metals with this Antinoüs medallion. Early examples are known in bronze, bimetallic bronze and brass, and silver. This piece has the appearance of either silver-washed or of low grade silver, similar to third century billon pieces.