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364, Lot: 339. Estimate $100.
Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ITALY. The Trial of Mucius Scaevola. Æ Plaquette (67mm, 99.90 g). By “Pseudo-Melioli,” circa 1500. Mucius Scaevola standing left before lit altar, placing his hand into the flame; at left sits Porsenna, accompanied by soldiers / Blank. Kress 196. VF. Later cast.


From the RBW Collection. Ex Kurpfälzische Münzhandlung 60 (27 June 2001), lot 949 (part of).

Once ascribed to the Mantuan artist Bartolommeo Melioli (1448-1514), but now recognized as an artist working in his style.