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364, Lot: 375. Estimate $100.
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SWITZERLAND. Horatius Cocles at the Pons Sublicius / Mucius Scaevola Before Porsenna. AR Medal (32mm, 10.58 g, 12h). By Jean Dassier & sons, 1740-1750. Horatius Cocles at the Pons Sublicius: Horatius battling with soldiers of the Tuscan king, Porsenna, upon the ruined bridge over the Tiber; to right, two enemy soldiers attempt to ford the river; dated year 246 (508 BC) in exergue / Mucius Scaevola Before Porsenna: Mucius before enthroned Porsenna, thrusting his hand into a sacrificial fire; before, dead body of the king’s secretary, whom Mucius had mistakenly taken as the king; dated year 246 (508 BC) in exergue. Eisler 7a; Catenacci pp. 16-17. EF, toned.

From the RBW Collection. Ex Emporium Hamburg 23 (10 December 1991), lot 1531.