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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2445. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $230. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY, Ferrara. Ercole d'Este. 1471-1505. AR Grossone (3.83 gm). +HERCVLES DVX FERARIE, cuirassed bust left / +*DEVS FORTITVDO IEA*, St. George slaying dragon. CNI X pg. 437, 39; Biaggi 771; Morosini I pg. 133, 10. Toned, good VF, slight piercing mark. Rare. ($200)

Good Renaissance portrait. This piece was pierced for use as an amulet, as the hole favors the reverse with the popular patron saint.