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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 35. Estimate CHF3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Italy. Antoninus Florianus. Medal (Bronze, 34mm, 32.44 g 6), An original struck example, by Giovanni da Cavino (1500-1570), c. 1555-1570. FLORIANVS ANTONINVS ANDREAE F Bare-headed and bearded bust of Florianus to right, wearing simple shirt, buttoned up the front Rev. AETERNITATI / SACRVM A group of six men and a dog standing before a richly decorated palace with a pedimental roof. Attwood -. Forrer, BDM 1146. A superb and very rare medal, perfectly struck and with a rich dark patina. Good extremely fine.

From the Hall Collection, Baldwin’s 64, 4 May 2010, 107 (but there described as a cast in error).

Exactly who Florianus was is uncertain, but he was probably the map maker who was active during the third quarter of the 16th century.