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90050089
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.

Italy, Venice. Francesco Morosini. 1688-1694. 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.


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Produced to honor the great victories of Venice in the war against the Turks. Exceptionally, Morosini served as both Doge and Commander.