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CNG 91, Lot: 1670. Estimate $150.
Sold for $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Repubblica Cisalpina. 1797-1802. Æ Medal (55mm, 59.18 g, 12h). Commemorating the Constitution at Lyon for the Italian Republic. By L. Manfredi. Dated L’An X (1802) of France. SPEM BONAM CERTAMQVE DOMVM REPORTO HOR (I return homeward with great expectations, –adapted from Horace), winged Genius standing left, holding caduceus and presenting constitution to the Cisalpine Republic, seated right; to left, winged Genius seated right, holding scales; in two lines in exergue, COMIZ I CISALPINI/IN LIONE A X / VOTI PVBBLICI/PER LA PROSPERITA/ETERNA DELLA REPVBBLICA/ITALICA ASSICVRATA/COLLA COSTITVZIONE/AVSPICE BONAPARTE (the public vows for the everlasting prosperity of the Italian Republic has been ensured with this constitution, under the watchful eye of Napoléon). Bramsen 189; Julius 1043. Choice EF, rich brown surfaces.

Duplicates from the Kisch Medal Collection sold on behalf of the American Numismatic Society.