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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 42. Estimate CHF1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Italy, Rome. Pius V. 1566-1572. Medal (Bronze, 37mm, 33.60 g 12), on the Battle of Lepanto, by G. F. Bonzagni (after 1507-1588), 1571. PIVS.V.PONT.OPT.MAX-ANNO.VI. Bust of Pius V to left, wearing close-fitting cap and cape with a hood; below, F.P. (= Federicus Parmensis) Rev. DEXTERA TVA DOM PERCVSSIT INIMICVM 1571 Scene of the Battle of Lepanto, with the galleys of the victorious allies sailing on the left and those of the Turks sinking on the right; above in the clouds, God hurling lightning; at the center, riding right on one of the galleys, a winged figure of Faith, holding a cross and a chalice, standing right . Börner 520. Kress 373 = NG 428 (in silver). Voltolina 572. Rare. An original struck example with a fine brown patina. Good very fine.